FinTech and Funding Conference Coming to Toronto

The Conference will bring together 50 speakers, 12 pitching companies, and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities
02 March 2018   154

The Fintech and Funding Conference will take place in Toronto, Canada, on March 5 - 6, 2018, focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrency, funding and fintech innovation through world-class education, workshops, and networking.

As it is stated on the official website of the event, this year’s theme VELOCITY explores the speed of innovation, adoption and scaling blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency and alternative investing markets featuring more than 50 speakers, 12 pitching companies, and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities.

Date: March 5-6, 2018
Day 1: Full day at the historic Design Exchange (234 Bay Street, Toronto)
Day 2: Half day at Dentons Canada LLP (77 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto)
Tickets: $50 – $450

FFCON18 will bring together fintech leaders, investors and emerging innovators from start-ups to scale-ups to government regulatory bodies and agencies who have a vision for the future of finance.

Lou Kerner, co-founder and Partner at will speak on the Future of Bitcoin and Crypto; Diana Adachi, CEO at Pegasus Fintech Inc., will touch upon the exponential Value Inherent in Blockchain and Its Transformative Potential; Sheldon Pollack, chairman at Ov2 Capital, will talk on scaling Fast and Defining New Industries.

SEC to Start Crypto Hedge Funds Check

To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies
23 March 2018   13

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to check about 100 hedge funds that work with crypto-currencies. The Wall Street Journal writes about this with reference to a source familiar with the situation.

The initiative followed the announcement of the verification of dozens of crypto-currency start-ups suspected of spreading securities under the guise of digital tokens.

Although the agency will pay attention to various violations during its audit, the main task is to inform the market participants about the policies that the regulator adheres to the crypto currency, the source said.

The audit will begin within 2 months, the source said. The Commission will pay attention to whether the assets that buy hedge funds match those that they offer to their investors. The SEC will also check how hedge funds inform investors about the risks and how their documents describe the trading strategy for crypto-currencies and tokens. To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies.

The SEC directly regulates hedge funds under the control of which there are assets worth more than $ 150 million, and smaller companies check periodically. In 2017, 84 crypto-currency hedge funds were launched.