Donald Trump’s stunning upset in the presidential race on Tuesday is likely to embolden his followers to push for changes to internet law that could significantly alter how financial technology is conceived, built and delivered to market.

Technology startups across the payments and financial services industries rely on an open internet to develop, market and deliver their services. Although a partisan battle over internet access predated Trump’s candidacy, he provided a key boost to the issue, setting a stage for a larger battle still to come — a battle that will be fueled by Trump's victory.

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