Published on: March 29th, 2022 • Duration: 47 minutes
With current technology offering more efficient ways to do business, Jim Bianco and Martin Fleming, Chief Revenue Scientist at Varicent, both agree that the financial services industry seems to be the most resistant to change. However, Bianco believes that the prospect of a “different business model,” not technology, is where the problem lies. Fleming, who also works as a Research Fellow at The Productivity Institute, discusses the difference between cryptocurrencies and digital currencies, the ramifications of the U.S. dollar being replaced as the global currency, and highlights some of the factors slowing down the adoption of better business models. Fleming’s full paper on “Productivity Growth and Capital Deepening in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” can be accessed here: https://www.productivity.ac.uk/publications/productivity-growth-and-capital-deepening-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/ Recorded on March 15, 2022.