Mona El Isa is co-founder and member of the board at Melonport AG, a decentralized digital asset management platform, and a former VP of equities trading at Goldman Sachs. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review.

Imagine a future where humans play a minimal role in setting up, regulating and reporting regulatory requirements of investment funds, where the process is underpinned by reliable, cutting-edge technology. It’s a future that’s not as far away as you might think, and it’s not being built by an existing bank or institution that you will have heard of.

Instead, it is being built by a new group of technical pioneers who were early to blockchain and understood what it meant. These entrepreneurs are now working on a full toolkit that is fast becoming available.

Already, there are distinct innovations emerging across what can best be described as the emerging investment management chain. Protocols are being built that allow you to:

Yet, these projects are an example of a crucial point – if all these projects were working in isolation, the concept probably wouldn’t pose a credible alternative to the existing financial system. Read more from…

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