Mainstream banks have been wary of cryptocurrencies and distributed-ledger technology. But some now have task forces investigating their possible uses and benefits. Anja Bedford, a.k.a Ms Crypto, explores the future for Deutsche Bank in London.
Fintech is increasingly significant within mainstream financial discourse. MoneyConf, a major conference on the topic, takes place in Dublin this week. DW's Arthur Sullivan reports from the event.
Some of the world's biggest auto companies have teamed up with tech providers and startups to form a consortium aimed at developing automotive uses for blockchain, the database technology known from cryptocurrencies.
After Thursday's massive hike in Bitcoin's value, the cryptocurrency fell 15 percent on Friday on profit-taking. The volatility has been put down to a decision by US regulators to allow Bitcoin trade on major exchanges.
Big tech has its critics. Yet at MoneyConf, a major financial technology conference , the operative word is "trust," not a term always associated with the corporate world. Arthur Sullivan reports from Dublin.
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