Islamic Finance

What 2017 meant for Islamic fintech

| 11 December, 2017 | General
 Leighton Cosseboom and Emmy Abdul Alim
What 2017 meant for Islamic fintech

There was a surge of Islamic fintech activity in 2017, from a bona fide blockchain and cryptocurrency boom to peer-to-peer lending and regulatory shifts. Industry players pick out two big trends that dominated the sector in 2017: the rise of Shariah-compliant cryptocurrencies and Islamic banks embracing technology in finance.