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The COVID-19 pandemic was a disruptor in the purest startup sense, writes Pablo Martinez. He says the underbanked have been left behind by financial technology (fintech) and how developments on this front left them behind, exposing critical gaps in our financial systems. People who rely on cash tend to be at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale. Banking products afford upward social mobility, but advances in Fintech have left cash payments in the dust, wielding a very real — very devastating, human toll, he writes.