New Money Review podcast

New Money Review podcast

The global fintech race

August 13, 2019

Fintech is not just about finance and technology.

It’s the trade war between Trump and China. It’s about politics, history and culture. It’s the battle over privacy and money laundering. In an era when some politicians seek to exploit fears of immigration, fintech is also a global race for human talent.

What are the next moves in this multi-dimensional chess game?

In the latest New Money Review podcast, we ask Lex Sokolin, global co-head of fintech at ConsenSys, to respond to this question.

Sokolin discusses the technological arms race and who’s winning it, crazy fintech valuations and why they might persist, and how the power imbalance between private and public equity markets can be corrected.