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: Jacob Kozhipatt | September 19, 2023
Recently, FCAT collaborated with Olin College of Engineering’s Senior Capstone Program in Engineering(SCOPE) on a project aimed at debunking “get rich quick” cryptocurrency strategies that have proliferated online.
FCAT spoke with the four students involved in this project to hear about their motivations and learnings.
Artificial Intelligence
By: Sarah Hoffman | September 8, 2023
While ChatGPT can be a useful learning tool on its own, plugins and new tools that incorporate generative AI can further enhance the learning experience. These improvements will likely have implications that go far beyond the classroom.
By: Kevin Kelly | September 7, 2023
The introduction of ordinals has sparked debate across the Bitcoin community regarding proper use of block space. Some consider ordinals as "spam" to the blockchain, occupying unnecessary space. On the other hand, proponents view ordinals as a way to open up new use cases for Bitcoin and enhance network security through increased transaction fees. This piece provides a summary of ordinals and examines their broader implications on the Bitcoin ecosystem.

FCAT Events


2022 Boston Blockchain Community Holiday Party

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Wednesday December 7, 2022

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer St., Boston, MA - 1st Floor Cafe


Innovation in Crypto Mining

Watch on Demand

Wednesday September 21, 2022

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer St., Boston, MA, or Virtual


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