UK Aims for World Leadership in Fintech: Bitcoin Tech to Benefit

UK Aims for World Leadership in Fintech: Bitcoin Tech to Benefit

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has given his nod to an ambitious manifesto presented by the industry think tank Innovative Finance, focused at making UK the world leader in the fintech sector by 2020. The manifesto sets ambitious goals of attracting $8bn of investment and for UK to become the global home of 25 top financial technology companies based on IPO, global market share or valuation, and help in creation of 100,000 jobs by 2020. Currently, the UK fintech sector generates £20bn of GDP and employs 135,000 people and investment in UK FinTech more than doubled last year to $623m,....


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You'll hear the word 'decentralized' thrown around a lot when talking about Bitcoin. The reason for this is that Bitcoin is a decentralized asset that no one entity has control over. This might not seem important, but think about the people who live in places where that central entity that controls your currency is corrupt or unstable.

Melanie Shapiro, Founder/CEO of Case Wallet, PhD in Consumer Behavior