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The Emergent Geographies of FinTech I

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Digital Geographies Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Matthew Zook, Michael Grote
Chairs: Matthew Zook

Description

FinTech characterizes the application of information technologies to financial transactions and industries. The range of topics and use cases including almost all banking and financing topics such as exchanges, artificial intelligence ("robo") advising/coaching, micro-payments, development finance, blockchain and crypto-currencies, insurance, rating and lending, currency trading and crowd-sourced financing. These two sessions feature papers focused on how Fintech interacts with existing practices including the introduction of new features to the financial system and how different sets of people ("the unbanked", "the poor", etc.) and places ("global centers", "offshore", etc.) are imagined and enrolled. The papers explore the implications of Fintech for space, place, and scale within the financial industries, long standing labor practices, local institutions and organizations, as well as everyday life.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter David Bassens*, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Reijer Hendrikse, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, The Geopolitics of BigTech: A World-Systems Perspective 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Emily Hawes*, , Robo-advisors and the Financialization of Everyday Life 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Matthew Zook*, University of Kentucky, Geographies of Bitcoin: Miners, Developers, Attention and Use 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Jillian Crandall*, , Cryptoeconomic Geographies and the Security Token Offering (STO): Is Tokenized Equity More Equitable? 15 12:00 AM
Discussant Michael Grote Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 15 12:00 AM

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