Ideas that move Fidelity forward.

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology®, or FCATSM, is a catalyst for breakthrough achievements in research and tech. We assess, test and scale concepts and ideas that advance Fidelity’s market leadership and enhance every customer’s experience. FCAT teams are curious, inquisitive, and intently focused on the future.

Projects and Obser­vations

FCAT teams are always looking beyond the horizon. We analyze social trends and experiment with an array of technologies that may impact Fidelity and its customers over the next five years. 

By: Kevin Kelly | June 25, 2024
In this article, we closely examine Ethereum’s network resiliency through the lens of validators, the backbone of the network’s security. We assess some of the most critical validator metrics such as staker profitability, client diversity, and slashing events.
By: Matt Ehlers | June 18, 2024
FCAT researcher, Deanna Laufer shares trends around the changing nature of families, and how those changes can impact how people find jobs, develop relationships, and build resiliency.
Artificial Intelligence
By: John Dalton | June 6, 2024
FCAT interviews Ethan Mollick, author of Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI about how AI will impact our personal and professional lives.

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