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   698

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!

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   121

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.