Year of the disruptors: bitcoin, Tesla and the slow demise of cash

From upstarts overtaking bigger rivals to tech firms valued more than superstores, 2017 was a year of seminal moments

2017 was a year marked by mini-upsets in the business world that, taken together, represented a changing of the old guard and a new establishment taking shape.Technology fuelled a revolution which saw upstarts in retail, manufacturing and finance overtake long-established players. Whether it was payment cards or Bitcoin trumping cash or currencies, or the battery coming of age over the internal combustion engine, these were seminal moments.Maureen Hinton, a director at research firm GlobalDat...