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FinTech: Web Resources

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Before you look at a web page, remember that on the Internet nobody knows you're a dog.  Anyone can write anything on the Internet and it doesn't have to be true.  There are a couple of tools for assessing the quality of websites, one of which is the CRAAP test: a list of criteria that you can use to assess the credibility of a source.  If you're doing research on the Internet, consider the following:

Currency:  when was the information posted, has it been revised or updated, does it reflect current knowledge, do the links work?

Relevance: who is the page aimed at, is the information at an appropriate level, how does it compare to other sources on the same topic, would you be happy to use this a source if you were writing an assignment/dissertation?

Authority: who wrote the page, do they have any qualifications & and are they relevant to the topic, is there contact information, what is the top level domain e.g .com (companies) .gov (government), .org (non-profit organisation), .edu/.ac (educational )?

Accuracy, what the source of the information, is it evidence-based, what kind of language is used, what is the tone of the page, is it free from grammatical or spelling errors, can you verify any of the information independently?

Purpose: why does the page exist, is the author trying to inform, persuade, entertain or sell you something, are the intentions clear, is it objective, Are there political, cultural or other biases?

Some FinTech related websites that might be useful. If you find any broken links, or are a DBS staff member or student who wants to suggest a site for inclusion, please contact the library.  If you are neither staff nor student, your unsolicited suggestions will be ignored.  Last updated 26/07/2018

Fostering the development of Ireland as a leading global fintech centre

A not for profit organisation established to further the interests of the stakeholders in the Irish FinTech ecosystem

A list of 50+ Irish fintech companies

Regulating all financial services firms in Ireland

A paper from the Central Bank of Ireland on consumer protection in a digitised financial environment

Ireland's main stock exchange

Fintech related news and articles from Silicon Republic

Directory of Irish fintech businesses and startups. Irish Fintech news and research

Trade association supporting the development of the financial services industry both at domestic and international levels

Sets out the Irish Government’s vision for the future of Financial Services in Ireland

A list of financial services and blogs which are worth your time

A registered educational charity that seeks to cultivate discussion and provide foundational and advanced training at the intersection of information technology and law.

Everything important happening in the fintech business

A long list of FinTGech resources, including pdocasts and Twitter accounts

Financial Technology News Website

Portal for news, events and expert opinion from the world of

The world's leading software platform for digital assets

A collection of blockchain and cryptocurrency resources

Acerbic commentary on cryptocurrencies/blockchain

A curated collection of cryptocurrency resources

Providing easy access to resources on cryptocurrency research for scholars, academics, analysts, and anyone with an interest in cryptocurrency publications; and developing an archive and historical timeline on the development of the blockchain field and to document the journey of its growth.

A peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology

The third-largest stock exchange in the world

The second-largest stock exchange in the world

The largest stock exchange in the world

Investing education and financial news.

Explaining finance in a friendly and unintimidating way that makes comprehension easy

Business and markets news, data, analysis, and video

An independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union's financial system by enhancing the protection of investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is an independent EU Authority which works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector

Free eBooks, slides, courses, videos and data resources for quantitative finance

Aim to make UK financial markets work well so that consumers get a fair deal

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