I wanted to take the time to reflect on what has been a truely revolutionary year 2013.
I don’t think anyone, including myself, had dared to imagine what a year of change it would be for all of us.
At eToro we launched some exciting features; the eToro OpenBook for mobile devices (both IOS and Android users can now enjoy investing on the go!), a large stock offering that really made a difference in the way people approach investing, and of course worked harder than ever to continue improving our existing products such as the CopyTrader and the WebTrader.
We welcomed tens of thousands of new users to our platform in 2013. I’m excited to say that we’re seeing more and more people taking interest in their investments. I believe it’s safe to say now, when looking in retrospective that 2013 was the year where our vision became a reality, and the future of finance became the here and now.
The innovation taking place to disrupt the old, traditional order, that serves only a few has only just begun. 2013 was the year when the world opened its eyes to the emergence of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is almost an ever present topic on Bloomberg and has risen from the geek underground to an acceptable form of currency. This emergence will bring about a more open and transparent world economy. It’s great to be a part of something that will truely change the world.
I am thrilled to face the challenges and opportunities 2014 will bring , I will continue to strive to innovate and socialise the experience of the financial world. This is what social is all about. It is the absolute expression of transparency. Keep on sharing your’ hopes, dreams and innovations.