DW talks to Christine Kiefer, founder of the network "Fintech Ladies", about internet currencies. Do they pose a threat to banks and offer a platform for criminals or will they soon be used by everyone?
The internet currency bitcoin has recently reached record heights. This is also partly due to the American twins who are famous for their quarrels with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
For banking and insurance, digitization could prove as disruptive as it has been for the media industry. Is that a risk to financial stability? Germany has put the topic on the G20 agenda.
At the Wired Money 2016 fintech event in Berlin, behemoths like Deutsche Bank mixed with tiny startups. Long-established financial companies seem to be evolving a symbiotic relationship with the fintech startup scene.
The town of Zug in Switzerland wants to become the center of a Swiss "Crypto Valley." Residents can now pay their fees in Bitcoin, and Fintech companies in the region are closely watching this experiment.
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