ICO's are hot! Can they include more people in investing?
October 5, 2017
Hosted by Brett King
Since the first Initial Coin Offering in March 2017, ICO's have taken off as the latest greatest way to raise venture capital. ICO's offer exciting potential for financial inclusion. Current regulations can create a high threshold for participation in Venture Capital in attempts to protect from schemes, and from people losing their entire fortunes. ICO's go around this, and many have wondered if the ICO could be a new form of a Ponzi scheme. Those highly involved in ICOs vehemently disagree, and are looking at the ways that ICOs encourage a financial inclusion and openness that has never been available to investors before. Today, we are speaking with George Burke and Chandra Duggirala, Founders of Aqua Foundation, Kenzi Wang, Co-Founder of Superbloom Capital, and David del Ser the Director of Inclusive Fintech, and of the Catalyst Fund from BFA. We are getting the view of ICO's from those who see the possibilities- and want to make sure that the good always outweighs the bad.
Breaking Banks Fintech
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Breaking Banks is the number 1 global fintech radio show and podcast. Every week we explore the personalities, startups, innovators, and industry players driving disruption in financial services, from Incumbents to unicorns, and from the latest cutting edge technology to the people are using it to help to create a more innovative, inclusive and healthy financial future.
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Brett King is a three times bestselling author, well-known futurist and speaker, and founder of a breakout new retail banking and lifestyle concept "Moven.” King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking.” King has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post.
King initially achieved recognition for his bestselling book BANK 2.0, which received widespread industry acclaim and topped category lists in the UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, France Russia and Asia. 'Branch Today, Gone Tomorrow' - King's second book achieved bestseller status in its first week on Amazon. His current book BANK 3.0 is currently topping the charts in the US, UK, China, Canada, Germany, Japan and France and has been published in English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Russian and Polish to-date. He is widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation today.
As an industry thought leader, King has delivered keynotes at conferences in more than 40 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, and Oracle. He has served as an international judge for The Asian Banker Retail Banking Excellence Awards, the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Middle East Business Achievement and Retail Banking Awards.