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Welcome back you bunch of HomoEconomicus! Welcome to Fintech.


Investopedia’s definition:

Since the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the term has expanded to include any technological innovation in the financial sector, including innovations in financial literacy and education, retail banking, investment and even crypto-currencies like bitcoin.

I have been deeply enthralled by this field since the rise of Bitcoin – hovering around $18,000 as of today (absolutely nutz, but great for my portfolio!).  The way in which AI and technologies like Blockchain will rule the financial markets of the future, makes me incredibly excited but nonetheless, quite weary as well. 

Will the machines rise and gain autonomy to the extent that they will replace us? I certainly do not think so (watch this TED talk if you’re interested).  I am of the belief that eventually machines will become so productive and generate so much wealth, that we will not have to work… basically chillin’ all day sippin’ lemonade!!!

Back to the matter at hand.  I enrolled in two online courses which would develop my skills and broaden my knowledge of fintech – notably, an introductory course and another focused on financial robo advisory:

I have almost completed Oxford’s course and thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be posting updates on my thoughts regarding the robo advisory course.  I fully recommend both of these courses, and any other which boosts your knowledge beyond the classroom and prepares you for that technologically centric future my fellow EconLovers!

May the ECON be with you