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. 

Matt Ehlers | May 10, 2024
Researcher, Anjali Lai has been delving into the issues around the massive amounts of data we leave behind after we’re gone from this world: What happens to it? Who controls it—and most importantly, who has the right to it?
By: Melissa Calise | April 25, 2024
Once a mere platform for college students to keep in touch, social media has evolved into a dynamic tool that merges our digital and physical worlds. With shifting trends and the rise of AI, blockchain and extended reality, we're witnessing a convergence of technologies that are reshaping how we interact, discover, and conduct business on social platforms.

Tracking Blockchain Health

By: Sophia Li, Joshua Chen, et. al | April 22, 2024
This research paper establishes a quantitative framework to test the relationship between blockchain network health metrics and digital asset prices. With a better understanding of the blockchain metrics that impact native token prices, investors might more appropriately focus their research and generate a differentiated investment thesis.

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