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Today in FinTech: NFTs for Hotel Rooms

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In today’s FinTech news, the AWS Healthcare Accelerator launches another health equity program. Plus, hotel reservations are being converted into NFTs. 

Amazon Web Services Launches New Healthcare Cohort

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is introducing AWS Healthcare Accelerator, which will focus on health equity. The new program builds on the $40 million AWS Health Equity Initiative, a three-year global commitment to aid innovations in the space. Both solutions are part of AWS for Health, a collaboration between AWS services and AWS Partner Network solutions.

NFTs Being Used for Hotel, Resort Reservations

Available hotel rooms are being converted into nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to enable guests to buy and sell reservations similar to how concert tickets are resold on third-party operators like Stubhub. The move is intended to help hotel owners reduce excess inventory caused by last-minute cancellations while also giving guests flexibility.

FinTechs Get Zero-Fraud Guarantee for Inbound Digital Transfers

Ingo Money CEO Drew Edwards and Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer Lisa McFarland spoke with PYMNTS’ Karen Webster about its new approach to fraud and risk management. The company’s Inbound Digital Transfer and Risk Services use an application programming interface (API) to safeguard issuers from fraud risk associated with inbound debit, digital wallet and bank account transfers.

FinTech Gibobs Gets Backing from Global PayTech Ventures

European FinTech platform Gibobs Allbanks recently received funding from Global PayTech Ventures (GPT). Gibobs Allbanks helps people find mortgages, insurance, payment tools and loans for construction firms, developers, and real estate professionals.

Stripe Apps Offer One-Stop Shop for Users, Allowing Developers to Broaden Reach

Stripe introduces Stripe Apps and the Stripe App Marketplace to create an inter-related hub for payments-related apps and also give developers a place to create and publish apps. The Stripe App Marketplace includes apps from DocuSign, Dropbox, Intercom, Mailchimp, Ramp and Xero with others being added.



About: PYMNTS’ survey of 2,094 consumers for The Tailored Shopping Experience report, a collaboration with Elastic Path, shows where merchants are getting it right and where they need to up their game to deliver a customized shopping experience.