Money20/20 Asia to be Held in Singapore

Money20/20 Asia will take place on 13-15 March in Singapore bringing together senior representatives from across the financial ecosystem
20 February 2018   624

Money20/20 is widely known as the premier event for the most senior decision makers to come together and connect, learn and form partnerships.

Money20/20 Asia will take place on 13-15 March in Singapore, and will bring together senior representatives from across the ecosystem – from the mighty markets of China and India, global financial hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, innovation centres of Japan, South Korea and Australia and emergent fintech markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and more to connect and create the future of money.

Location: The Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
Dates: March 13 -15, 2018

The attendees will be able to:

  • Learn about the latest disruptions and trends from the most innovative leaders
  • Seize new business opportunities and build game-changing partnerships
  • Raise brand awareness amongst a global, senior audience
  • Make major announcements and launch new products or companies
  • Fundraise or source investments
  • Network with the industry's smartest visionaries and thought-leaders

Money20/20 helps us imagine what the future is.
 

Philippe Dintrans

SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Cognizant

The headline speakers include Louise Pentland from PayPal; Antoine Blondeau from Alpha Intelligence Capital Fund; Ghela Boskovich from FemTechGlobal; Dr. Leda Glyptis CIO at Qatar National Bank; Gregory Gibb, co-chairman and CEO at Lufax, and many more.

Our editorial board is working to provide best experience to our readers, and let them dive inside the conference even before it started. 

We managed to talk to some of the headline speakers and receive comments towards what is waiting the attendees of Money20/20 conference!

Ralph Echemendia
CEO at Seguru

Ralph Echemendia

In the last twenty years or so it’s no secret that we have built a world that is radically different from what came before and that we are in the middle of some sort of technical curve to an unknown destination. How we transact is changing quickly and drastically into a digital territory. We now live in clouds, grids and the ever growing internet of everything. What happens when we don’t understand the meaning of this transition into the digital Pangea, much less the meaning of safety and security? Hacking is in the news everyday and there is no end in sight as the risks to individuals and businesses continue to grow. With Billions in ICO’s and crypto currencies to politics, the digital economy is changing. Our lives are being shaped by how we use technology. We have seen a great deal of sacrifice in the name of security, but it seems pertinent that we do not even have a robust definition for what ‘cyber security' actually is. This keynote will discuss and demonstrate the vast misunderstandings of security today and what we can do to better equip ourselves to handle the threats to the present and future of how we function. Be prepared to be informed, scared and maybe even amazed (in a constructive way) on this issue and it’s impact on our global marketplace, consumption and collective evolution.
 

Ralph Echemendia

CEO, Seguru

More comments are coming soon!

US Congressman to Call for Crypto Ban

As reported, Brad Sherman has called for a blanket ban on cryptocurrency buying
19 July 2018   77

American authorities should ban cryptocurrencies and mining. Such a statement on was made by Congressman Brad Sherman during the hearings of the Committee on Financial Services at the US House of Representatives, CoinDesk reports.

According to Sherman, in the future, cryptocurrencies may become a form of money, but at the moment they are used either by rogue states to bypass American sanctions or by individuals to evade taxes.

We should prohibit U.S. persons from buying or mining cryptocurrencies.
 

Brad Sherman

Congressman, US

At the same time, Norbert Mitchel, director of the Data Analysis Center of the Heritage Foundation, noted that the possible use of crypto-currency for criminal purposes should not stain other possibilities of digital currencies.

Yes it is true that criminals have used bitcoin, but it's also true that criminals have used airplanes, computers and automobiles. We shouldn't criminalize any of those instruments simply because criminals used them. Those components I believe are the main barriers to widespread adoption in the U.S.
 

Norbert Mitchel

Director of the Data Analysis Center, Heritage Foundation

As Eswar Prasad, senior professor at Cornell University, said, the existence of cryptocurrencies had the potential to impact the financial services system, particularly the payments system, in positive ways.