Episode 42: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – Decentralized Finance

DeCentralised Finance or DeFi is a shorthand for peer to peer public blockchain based financial services. While this sector has seen exponential growth from a low base in the last two years, skepticism abounds. On one hand Silicon Valley VCs such as Andressen and Draper have raised 500+ million dollar VC funds for the defi sector, to most experts in banking DeFi doesn’t “make sense”. In this episode we explore what DeFi is, what can be done with DeFi and what if any impact DeFi will have in the FS sector over the next five years.

IBM FinTech Strategy and Author
About the Author
Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among banks, insurers, startups and investment firms. Celebrated author on quantitative finance, digital transformation and economics theory, he explores the biological underpinnings of financial markets and how to bolster with technology and business innovation the global economy’s immune system in today’s volatile times.