ICO Hype, Bitcoin Gold Rush, Bullish Markets: Should We Trust The Brave New World Of Finance?
As financial markets are reaching all-time highs, Bitcoin is eyeing the $10,000 valuation mark and venture funding in cryptocurrencies surpassed global early-stage funding for tech companies, much conversation is to be had about the future of finance. Financial technology, or fintech, emerged as an umbrella vision for transforming finance and is now among Asia’s busiest startup verticals. Sleek interfaces, simple language and value for money make many financial technology propositions stand out, and the startups behind them increasingly hard to ignore. But should we trust them to lead the way?