STM: The Beginning Of The End Of Legacy Banking System

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Sustainable Teller Machines (STMs) spell the beginning of the end of the legacy banking system.

The legacy banking system was designed to bring consumers to their brick and mortar institutions.

Fintech innovations work to protect that legacy of financial institutions.

In contrast, TechFin isn’t bound by any legacy. It’s primarily driven by technological possibilities in innovating “all things financial” (ATF) any which way, making it purely a customer & technology centric approach.

Understanding FinTech vs TechFin

First things first. Without understanding the backdrop that’s creating the concept of Sustainable Teller Machines, fathoming the STM innovation may be a bit challenging. So here’s a look at the banking innovation landscape to examine the philosophies and approaches of Fintech innovators vis-a-vis TechFin innovators.

The Skinner quote makes the distinction clear. It also clarifies why:

Fintech innovators can never set their own legacy-dismantling ball rolling. But the leaders of the techfin revolution perhaps can.

STM: A Sustainable Technological Convergence

Our previous blog post on the subject matter concluded with:

A 2018 patent application, provided the very first disclosure of a Sustainable Teller Machine (STM) that almost delivers ATF (All Things Financial):

The patent disclosure was in the context of a ZeroLoss ecosystem that democratizes the multi-trillion algorithmic trading industry to eradicate extreme poverty claiming that:

In essence, apart from being blockchain-secured device, STM is a convergent device integrating diverse ATF services that are traditionally beyond the scope of ATMs or even banks, such as:

  • currency exchange,
  • algorithmic trading,
  • loans,
  • eCommerce,
  • crowdfunding, so on and so forth.

STM can even accommodate CRM (customer relationship management) services such as loyalty programs, which we previously suggested could be a good source of creating ideal currency.

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Convergence of All Things Financial (ATF) Into A Single STM Device

Essentially STMs can potentially solve the first and last mile problems of the underbanked or the unbanked population at every remote corner of the world, and render legacy banking system redundant.

Moreover, by integrating ZeroLoss AlgoShare tech, STM implements an income generating interface that provides livelihood to the most impoverished, unskilled and underprivileged, irrespective of their sex, color, age and financial or social status.

What is technological convergence?

A convergence is when two or more distinct things come together. Technology convergence is when different forms of technologies cohabitate in a single device, sharing resources and interacting, creating new technology and convenience.

As illustrated above, STM is a teller machine that cohabitates diverse financial technologies within a single interface and takes it to any remote location where the consumer is.

What is sustainability?

The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:

There may be various ways to define sustainability, but for our purpose it is as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development:

Taking ATF To Consumer Locations

In the current system all roads ultimately lead to the traditional bank. For ATF (All Things Financial) there’s complete dependency on brick & mortar legacy banking.

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Complete Dependency On Brick & Mortar Legacy Banking For All Things Financial

On the contrary STM delivers ATF at any remote location convenient to the consumer.

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STM Delivers ATF & Beyond At Any Location Of Consumer Convenience Without A Trip To Any Financial Institution

More Reasons For STM’s Sustainability

According to The Neilson Report roughly six billion plastic payment cards are manufactured each year. Add the umpteen categories of gift card, ID cards, affiliation cards to the global plastic cards kitty, and the stats get staggering.

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With powerful eco-friendly biometric authentication technology available today, use of plastic for authentication is completely meaningless, economically and environmentally counter productive, and negates sustainability.

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Card-less Biometric User Authentication Is More Secure & Environment Friendly Than Plastic Cards

The Verdict

For all the above reasons STMs are sustainable as they can immensely contribute in many ways to the global efforts to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” and in the process render legacy banking system redundant.

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