Fintech Circles

Special Interests

 

Blockchain & Infrastructure Circle

"Blockchain is a distributed ledger; a stateless, ungoverned, decentralized network that maintains an anonymous, unalterable record of transactions between parties
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Infrastructure, as it relates to the financial industry, refers to the resources and systems in place to facilitate and regulate trade, or the flow of money"  
source: MIT Future Commerce
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The Blockchain & Infrastructure Circle focus its interest in the Blockchain, Digital Identity, Operational Infrastructure, Cybersecurity and Privacy.

Money & Payments Circle

Some of the disruptive trends taking place in the area of money and payments include the following: Mobile banking, Peer-to-peer transfers, Digital currencies, The Internet of Things.
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Although bitcoin is the best-known digital currency, there are hundreds of cryptocurrency in operation or development.
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It becomes incontestably clear that the very nature of money is changing.  
Join this Circle if you are interested in how Fintech innovation is playing a prominent role in shaping our world towards a cashless society.

Market & Marketplace Circle

In the traditional market, securities are publically bought and sold; the asset classes are defined and settled, and traders in loud jackets frantically pace the floor of Stock Exchanges (NYSE).  Most of this is changing.
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Some of the disruptive trends surfacing in the area of securities markets include: Prediction markets (wisdom of crowds); Social trading; Automated advice and wealth management; High-frequency trading
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Given that blockchain technology makes it possible for users to transact without needing to trust the other party or acquire the mediating services of a third party, numerous peer-to-peer platforms are appearing every year.
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Some of the disruptive trends taking place in the area of marketplaces include: Non-traditional capital raising; Sharing economy; Financial inclusion.
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This Circle seeks deeper insight and discussion into this area of the fintech ecosystem.

 
 
 

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