Demand for Bitcoin has been surging globally since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with interest reaching a fever pitch early this year. While it is not without its potential pitfalls, emerging economies are increasingly looking to cryptocurrencies as a way to drive their recoveries from the economic fallout of the virus.
Batara Sianturi, CEO, Citi Indonesia
Poised for growth
In an interview with Global Platform, Batara Sianturi, CEO of Citi Indonesia, discusses how Indonesia’s banking sector is adapting to the digital economy and the proliferation of financial technology (fintech). The country’s banks are poised to build off of strong performance in the next, technology-driven stage. Small and medium-sized enterprises are set to play a central role in this next phase, propelled by a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem.