Life in the twenty-first century exists at the intersections of many different things. We live our lives at the intersection of offline and online, we think at the intersection of contrasting ideologies, we work at the intersection of industries and verticals, we play at the intersection of IRL and virtual, we transact at the intersection of physical and digital. The Venn diagram has never been more important.
Of course, things continue to exist in the blacks and whites of these circles—always have, always will—but it's when we come to the greys or the gradients that things get especially interesting. And that is where we bring in the idea of Fintersections – a thematic canvas for us to explore the intersection of FinTech with the world.
Fintech has evolved from the intersection of finance and technology and is now steadily growing into an independent industry. Think of it as metals and alloys – iron and carbon come together to form steel which is much stronger and tougher than the two metals on their own. Fintech is that alloy—and it doesn't stop there. Products and services being developed at the intersection of fintech and numerous other industries, such as e-commerce, travel, logistics, agriculture, climate-tech, food-tech, healthcare, business management, crypto assets, and much more, are defining twenty-first-century experiences.
Fintersections is a spin-off of our work at WhiteSight – what we've learned so far, what we continue to witness in and around us, and what we think the future of the industry is going to look like. We'll be bringing you one blog every month highlighting a fintersection that's picking up steam or has already witnessed a stratospheric launch into mainstream applications.
What can you expect? Well, if you've seen some of our work, you know it's going to be legen—wait for it—dary, and if not, you may definitely expect some data-driven, well-analyzed hypothesis and market-dynamics presented with spectacular visuals and easy-on-the-mind commentary that'll make for the perfect midweek or weekend read – take your pick.