The FinTech Group is formed to deliver expert intelligence in the following domains;
(*) Cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICOs,
(*) Artificial intelligence, data science, algorithmic trading, and
(*) Advances within financial markets such as; Internet banking, blockchain banking, online lending, fund transfer, wealth management, insurance and private equity.
FinTech delivers world-class perspectives and peer to peer opportunities which attract technology pioneers, early adopters and smart people. Events are uniquely staged to; expand peer networks, increase technology acumen and provision members with seasoned, ground level information.
On Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 the Chicago Board Options Exchange began trading Bitcoin futures. The futures contract that expires in January rose from $15,460 to $16,000 in its first hours of trading. Another large futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading its own bitcoin futures on December 18.
In related financial markets, investors also plowed more than $132 billion into fintech startups globally between 2010 and 2016, according to KPMG International and CB Insights, a New York research firm. Last year, there were 51 acquisitions or initial public offerings of fintech firms in deals worth $1.1 billion.
Cryptocurrencies, blockchains and ICOs are fintech firms (financial technology). Other fintech domains include; payments, lending, fund transfer, Internet banking, blockchain banking, insurance technology, AI trading, wealth management and by extension, private equity and venture capital. Joining fintech are hedge and investment funds who have rebranding themselves as "tech firms." As proof Goldman Sachs has hired 2000 programmers to replace active traders.
PwC Global released a report in October 14, 2017 which stated that greater than 80% of financial executives believe business is at risk. 88% of incumbents are increasingly concerned they are losing revenue to innovators. Who has the brains to sort through this?
Crypto, Banking & Financial Engineering, aka, FinTech, is formed to illuminate opportunities within the financial technology domain. To generate ground level information about the people, companies, technologies and business models which are rattling the financial industry.
If you seek to build a peer network of crypto and ICO investors, FinTech is your organization. If your business involves, finance, banking or investing, if it is subject to a flank attack, technical disruption or to faster, digital warriors - FinTech is your bunker. If your business disrupts industries, pioneers new turf or creates opportunities - FinTech is your platform.