Fintech has had a stellar year on a global scale, with a record number of deals and a record surge in investment. The unicorns are growing bigger, new startups are joining the fray, and banks are increasingly joining the race of digital innovation. Last year introduced blockchain, bitcoin and ICO’s to the mainstream audience, and artificial intelligence, automation, and mobile banking are having an increasing impact on the financial sector. However, as the startups grow bigger and start facing regulatory challenges in Europe and beyond, the question arises on whether fintech startups will shift from disruptors to partners in the financial industry.
The panellists will discuss:
The role of regulation, and the opportunities and challenges
Current trends in finance and what to expect in 2019
The future of cryptocurrencies for the mainstream consumer
How startups and traditional banks compete and cooperate