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From The Editor January 2019

Dear readers,

The beginning of a year always inspires hope; hope of starting afresh and shaking off the old burdens. 2019 promises to open new, even unfathomable opportunities for the fintech sector at home and abroad, because it is a field driven by innovation.

We feature a plethora of topics spanning from digital finance services in Bangladesh to cryptocurrency markets, and a lot in between.

As we covered earlier in our story on the tech based food delivery industry, the fintech industry is intricately linked to distribution channels, much like other industries. Will it morph into something else in the future? The cover story in this issue presents a fresh angle on that.

Our in-depth and exclusive interviews are here, as always, providing our readers access to the insights from leading decision makers in the tech and finance sector in the country.

Bangladesh just held its 11th parliamentary election. It is perhaps time to really deliver on the Digital Bangladesh vision that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government admirably promised. The government’s impressive achievement in electricity coverage should continue in order to keep the digitization process run its complete course.

With technology providing unprecedented record keeping and security tools, we should be thinking about online voting system for national elections, consequently eliminating unnecessary political turmoil that regrettably puts the country’s progress in severe risk.

We must congratulate Prime Minister Hasina’s new government which has driven the country toward development for ten long years and boldly promises to continue development by any means necessary.

Here’s to a splendid journey throughout 2019.

Md. Mizanur Rahman

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