ContentsAbout Digitalized Finance IXAlfredo Saad-Filho; Leda PaulaniForeword XIMaria de Lourdes Rollemberg MolloPreface XIIILuiz Gonzaga de Mello BelluzzoAcknowledgements XIXList of Illustrations XXList of Abbreviations XXIIntroduction 1Methodological Considerations 15Capitalism at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Globalized Finance 18A Brief Review of the Theories of Financialization 18Interest-Bearing Capital and Fictitious Capital 23Globalization of Capital: Neoliberalism and Finance-dominated Accumulation Regime 29Technics, Capital and Society: The Material Bases of Technological Development 40Investigating the Technological Practice from Its Social Content 40Technological Development and Financialization of the Economy: Theoretical Starting Points 50Digitalized Finance: Informatization at the Service of Financial Dominance 60The State of the Art of Digitalized Finance at the Beginning of the 21st Century 60The Consequences of Digitalization in the Capitals Markets 77Recent Trends: The Next Steps for Digitalized Finance 101Digitalized Finance in the Brazilian Context 105A Brief Overview of the Technical-Operational Development of the Capitals Market in Brazil 112The Development of the ICT and the Transformations of the Brazilian Capitals Market: Elective Affinities 129Final Considerations 143References 149Index 157