When the world's top-ranked airport opens a new terminal, expectations are high. CNBC visited Terminal 4 where automation is everywhere.
Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, said many projects funded by token sales do not offer any real value to investors.
Increased tax compliance and access to credit in India could see the country reap massive rewards.
In order for financial technology to grow, some countries are giving firms freedom to experiment, lifting the burdens of regulation.
LedgerX is authorized by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to impose sanctions on firms that misbehave, says CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO at Ripple, says cross-border payments in real-time are now possible working with some of the largest banks in the world.
Jim Lord, CEO at Compliance Strategies International and consultant to Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, says countries such as Singapore are adopting anti-corruptions standards.
Bob Contri, global leader for the financial services industry at Deloitte, says banks and finance companies will find it hard to manage change at a fintech pace.
Rohan Mahadevan, CEO and senior VP for Paypal APAC, says India is increasingly moving away from cash payments after demonetization.
Switzerland will not impose regulations on small fintech firms, says Jorg Gasser, Switzerland's state secretary for international financial matters.
Matthew Roszak, co-founder and chairman at Bloq, says doubts about cryptocurrencies are a "Kodak moment" in a reference to digital cameras on the market when film dominated.
David Gledhill, chief information officer at DBS and group executive committee member, says there is no immediate advantage to the bank in offering bitcoin.
Blockchain technology will bring a "sea change" allowing businesses to collaborate on shared infrastructure, says Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin.
Simon Moi of Markel International Singapore explains the types of insurance coverage his firm provides to financial technology start-ups.
Nadiem Makarim, CEO and co-founder at Go-Jek, says the Go-Pay service will split from the main app in 2018 and go online and offline.
Ping An Insurance's Global Voyager Fund is aimed at finding start-ups around the world, says the company's chief innovation officer Jonathan Larsen.
Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, says the regulator is experimenting with a tokenized version of the Singapore dollar.
Andrew Low Ah Kee, chief revenue officer at GoDaddy, says experimentation with e-commerce is a big trend in Singapore.
In Southeast Asia, Alibaba-backed Lazada is pouring big money into promoting Singles Day as a main shopping event.
Sectors that are tied with China's Belt and Road Initiative will likely benefit from an uptick in deal making next year.