The inexorable rise of crypto-currencies has highlighted the growing importance of digital assets for the financial sector industry. Nevertheless, to prepare for this new offering, firms in the sector will have to train, retrain and reshape their talent base.
A fast-developing universe
The world has gone crypto-crazy. In the finance industry, not a day goes by without an established player, like a bank or a fintech start-up, announcing some new initiative or product to tap into the growing appetite from investors for digital currencies powered by blockchain such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple (the top three, according to CoinMarketCap).