While global FinTech investments reached $44B USD in 2020 — an increase of 14% from 2019 — the introduction of innovative products and services around the world simultaneously increased the demand for new regulatory laws. New products always bring a certain level of risk and this is especially true for financial firms who are held to a high standard of compliance. These institutions, both traditional and digital, must conduct heavy due diligence and risk management procedures to ensure there products are used legally and not as a means of facilitating criminal activity. As the legal landscape consistently changes to keep up with the pace of innovation, it’s important now more than ever that companies understand how their new technologies fit in to both existing and new regulatory framework.

As the Cryptocurrency industry continues to mature and revolutionize the larger FinTech world, its growth within Israel has followed suit. According to research done by ReportLinker, the global Cryptocurrency market size is expected to grow from $1.6 billion USD in 2021 to $2.2 billion USD by 2026 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%.

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have been around for decades, but in recent years they have raised a record amount of IPO money and attracted big-name underwriters, investors, and even celebrities. To understand the magnitude of this boom, SPACs have raised more than $88billion from March 2020 to March 2021 while only raising $13.6billion in 2019.

Blockchain is set to change the financial industry, and the first steps of this revolution are here

Change must be made sensibly to avoid irreversible damage caused by biased and irresponsible technological advancement.

The AI revolution has begun — those industries choosing to embrace the new tech will surely reap the immense benefits

Who are the biggest fans & bravest adopters of Blockchain in banking? Here’s the list

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Nir Netzer

FinTech Innovation Strategist | Founding Partner of Equitech Group | Chairman of The Israeli FinTech Association - FinTech-Aviv

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