When and where is it on?
Boston, MA, USA – November 14-15
How many years has it been going?
This is the first year that we’re running the North American Event (https://blockchainusa.fintecnet.com/) We run 2 other Blockchain for Finance events in other regions:
Blockchain for Finance Conference, Europe
Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia Pacific
What was the inspiration to start it?
FinTech Network constantly keeps connected to finance professionals; providing a platform to discuss new innovations and disruptions in the market. In 2015, we began looking at how new technologies were affecting the industry. As a result, we quickly discovered not only the major uncertainty around DLT but the vast applications of the technology within finance.
In order to help the industry to capitalize on the opportunities that blockchain technology could offer, we ran two conferences for the European and Asia Pacific markets. Following this, it became a clear step for us to bring this series of events to North America. The aim of BFC NA is to help FSIs understand DLT and how to best advance this technology from POC to commercialization.
What exciting things can people look forward to?
Microsoft’s Marley Gray will share his thoughts on technical challenges such as scalability, interoperability and privacy that need to be considered for full blockchain implementation
Explore the partnerships that Barclays have formed to aid DLT adoption and where DLT fits within their overall fintech strategy
Hear Factom, BBVA and Clovyr’s Amber Baldet discuss the ways of storing data on blockchains and the most effective platforms to use
Understand Northern Trust and Fidelity’s standpoint on the developments of crypto assets and how this will affect financial services
Examine the array of blockchain applications available and where the likes of Citi, Ripple, R3 & BNY Mellon are applying this technology
What opportunities are on offer for those attending?
Speaking opportunities (panels and presentations), workshop pitch sessions, exhibition booths
Who will be speaking?
Speakers can be found here
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
https://blockchainusa.fintecnet.com/register.html – the ticket prices will go up after the 12th October