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by Kate Goldfinch, Editor of The Fintech Times


• Low transaction fees, fast worldwide transfers, financial transparency, high level of security, and no borders – are the bene ts of crypto and blockchain world.

• The main bene t will be disintermediation; eliminating middlemen, and bringing permissionless financial infrastructure to every corner of the earth.

• It’s an opportunity for everyone to participate democratising wealth and access to resources.

• Blockchain and distributed ledger technology promise that individuals will take control of their personal information.

• Companies can become less reliant on centralised systems that are prone to concentrated cyber attacks.


• Without government support,
some of the blockchain technology infrastructures and applications can be blocked from happening.

• Anonymous and decentralised applications might be misused by terrorists, black markets and dark web.

• ICO project scams bring disastrous e orts to some people supporting blockchain developments.

• High volatility makes cryptocurrencies a poor choice for regular commerce and business transactions

• The slow processing times and significant use of resources for mining, are hampering widespread adoption.

• The issues with hackers breaking into exchanges make the crypto-economy an uncertain place for individuals or organizations.


Peer-to-peer transactions and the challenge of tracking the ow of money will be both a threat and a bene t, arising from the greater potential for money-laundering but countered by the opportunities available from anonymity and AI-powered robo-trading.

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