'Fintech 🤝 crypto' says hello
Embrace the change, don't get lost
If you are reading this, there is a high probability that you are interested in fintech. Or crypto. Or both. Like me.
The year 2021 is a crazy time both for fintech companies all over the world and the crypto world. Last week fintech startups raised $4.5 billion in combined equity. NFT market is booming. DeFI (Decentralized Finance) - according to many - is just being upgraded to version 2.0 (whatever that means).
To me - and to many others - at some point in the not-so-distant future fintech will collide with DeFI. Or - putting it in other words - fintech will embrace DeFI and these two will merge.
We have already seen some signals in recent weeks that this process is already ongoing. Stripe is hiring a crypto team (3 years after ending bitcoin support), VISA released plans for a cross-chain payment system and Marqeta offers card solutions for crypto leaders. And this is just the beginning.
This substack was created for people like me - people who are working in “traditional” fintech companies but are fully aware of the disruptive changes that are coming to the whole industry.
People who firmly believe that this change is inevitable and will happen.
People who want to be informed and be able to connect all the dots.
And finally - people who are curious.
If you are one of them, feel free to subscribe to “Fintech meets crypto” and stay tuned for the next episode of our journey into DeFI!