As the price of Bitcoin surges alongside interest in the unit, Carnegie said ANZ, while it was yet to dive into cryptocurrency, is “incredibly bullish” on distributed ledger tech - and actively working in the space.
She said blockchain had the capability to “drive an extraordinary amount of customer value” over the next 12 to 18 months across the sector.
“If I’m honest with you I’m surprised at the degree of traction cryptocurrencies have had,” she said. “If you said to me what was the moment that made me raise my head and say ‘What?’, it was when Japan, an incredibly conservative country... said they were going to endorse cryptocurrency, that’s when I was like, holy smokes, this is moving faster than I assumed.”
She also touched on the importance of banks getting their customer segmentation right as the spread of banking services rapidly increases. Listen to the podcast above to find out more.
Janak Rogers is the host of The ANZ Way