Financial and Monetary Systems

Why decentralized finance is a leapfrog technology for the 1.1 billion people who are unbanked

Decentralized finance is key to enabling anyone to participate in the new digital economy.

Decentralized finance is key to enabling anyone to participate in the new digital economy. Image: Unsplash/Kanchanara

Anna Stone
Corporate Social Responsibility, eToro; co-founder, GoodDollar Protocol, eToro
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