Not that we like competition, in particular, but we find it interesting that Forbes has recently hired a cryptocurrency editor, AssetTV launched a fintech channel last year, and now CNBC has announced they are launching a new weekly segment on fintech, to be hosted by their technology reporter Arjun Kharpal.
In case you didn’t believe US, financial technology is a big friggin’ deal, and it cuts a wide swatch across multiple sectors of finance including banking, lending, microfinance, digital currencies, trading markets and more. But don’t take our word for it – just watch CNBC and you’ll hear the same thing we’ve been talking about for the last 15 months.
“CNBC, the world’s number one business and financial news network, today unveiled a new “Fintech Effect” special report focusing on the world of financial technology. The report will be available online at CNBC.com and will be accompanied by a new, weekly TV feature which will air each Monday focusing on themes from Blockchain to big data.
Arjun Kharpal, CNBC’s Technology Reporter – who will be contributing to the online aspect of the special report said: “Fintech is a rapidly growing area and one that will have a major impact on some of the biggest financial institutions in the world. Our audience need to make sure their businesses are at the forefront of this innovation and are making the right investments.”…
Full Story at CNBC.com