Cryptocurrency investing has experienced viral growth recently and with blockchain technology exhibiting potential benefits for other asset classes, we explore the impact of this innovation on peer to peer lending.After a landmark 2016 for P2P lending, we look back over 2017, comparing statistics and discuss growth, emerging structures, major milestones and more.Having recently announced updates to its operating principals are coming, we review the purpose of P2P lending's trade body, the P2PFA.The Innovative Finance ISA has evolved strongly in 2017, with the introductions of the Zopa ISA, Funding Circle ISA and several others. We examine progress.Investors in peer to peer lending UK can invest directly, through trusts, or other structures. We explore the rise of aggregated investment structures.As we approach the launch of the Orca Investment Platform read about our journey from CEO Iain Niblock.Orca is developing a new, intelligent way of investing in UK P2P lending. Orca's diversified portfolios comprise major UK P2P platforms. Join now.How does the Bank of England base rate rise impact peer to peer lending UK? We explore its effects on the market from investor and borrower perspectives.The UK P2P market perceives platform conduct as the greatest risk to the sector. We explore and offer a potential solution for investors to mitigate risk.