The elimination of physical cash from economy is feasible is purely a technological perspective or assumption. Our hard earned money and investments disappear into a labyrinth of financial instruments so mysterious that “money” almost becomes more of an idea than a tangible reality.
To draw a rough sketch of exaggerated scenario of how these two technologies (AI & FinTech) may interact with us in the future and what warrants the, perhaps perplexing, 2 super powers. AI’s Control systems are widely used. They govern how a simple thermostat adapts to a target temperature.
CashLess –OR– LessCash – Journey from cash-only transactions to less cash and afterwards if possible moving to cashless or digital money society. This journey looks very simple in textbooks or written on blogs or papers but ground reality can be very different. Along with this trip, people suffer […]
Abstract – A few years back, I had a fascinating discussion about Fintech. Today every 3rd if not 4th profile on LinkedIn is about FinTech Expert. Few days ago someone asked me a million dollar question “What is FinTech?” I was intrigued with such a small, simple question but found it difficult to answer this to a person who is not from those 4 people from linkedin. My simple briefing note to answer this question was, “Fintech is a technical tool to support financial services”, making it simple for everyone on this planet earth along with promoting idea of “Financial Services as a basic right for every human being”. Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Why it is so inherently difficult to define the concept of Fintech, is because definitions change over time. Alternatively, traditional banking organizations are hindered by legacy operating systems, capacity to innovate, agility and technology expertise.
Despite the proclamations of some visionary Fintech founders, banks aren’t disappearing anytime soon. The engine under the hood of big banks — the compliance and money-transfer systems — are simply too difficult for any start-up to replace, which is why tech plays like Apple Pay are still built on top of existing bank systems and payment rails. To maintain the dominance they’ve enjoyed up to this point, however, banks need a radical redesign of their customer-facing assets. If banks fail to overhaul