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Can Blockchain redefine Investment Banking ? HCX Mumbai Meetup 24 Sep 6:30pm

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HCX is a Next Gen Borderless Stock Exchange which enables firms to raise capital through legally compliant securities without paying fees to investment banks.

Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX), a revolutionary blockchain project that is poised to occupy a pioneering position in the crypto economy particularly as the inventor of security tokens, is hosting Blockchain informational meetings and presentations in Asia during 13 September to 30 September, to meet crypto enthusiasts, crypto funds, influencers, asset management and capital markets professionals across Asia.

“We are reimagining the capital markets, and creating the world's first automated investment bank and a stock exchange combined, using smart contracts, and AI to benefit entrepreneurs around the world.”
Arifa Khan

Himalaya Capital Exchange is a project aimed at creating a tokenised platform for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on a global, borderless, stock exchange. The Platform As a Service eco-system would offer an alternative to investment banks that are currently mandated to lead-manage IPOs, and give corporates, governments, and other entities raising public capital a less costly, and more democratic option with instant access to global investors. We are giving entrepreneurs everywhere the chance to create their own shares and bonds, and raise money within minutes from across the world frictionlessly. The platform would run on smart contract algorithms and at a later point make use of Machine Learning and AI in matching and creating a marketplace. This will be a first of its kind securities marketplace governed by token holders. Currently in private token sale before launching the public pre sale of tokens.
HCX White Paper: HCX Concept Paper: Executive-Summary2.pdf

Arifa Khan, CEO, is a crypto pioneer who authored the first ever Concept
Paper on decentralising capital markets (June 2017) and inventor of security tokens. She later architected a platform ecosystem for capital markets participants in her revolutionary white paper published and presented to Nick Szabo on 25 May 2018. She founded HCX in 2017 - a decentralized stock exchange that runs trustlessly on smart contracts - to bring that vision to reality and travelled the world for a full year to educate non crypto savvy people in remote corners, on the benefits of self-issuing security tokens. HCX is the first-of-its-kind disruption which automates the role of investment banks and empowers entrepreneurs around the world to issue their own security tokens. Arifa Khan is India Partner of the Ethereum Foundation and leads Ethereum’s community development efforts in India & Middle East. She has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. She is a sought-after international public speaker. She is listed among Top 100 Fintech influencers by Lattice80.

John Puttick, CTO, is Founder and immediate Past Chairman of GBST, who has extensive commercial experience in building software platforms for capital market players. GBST is a global supplier to Global Investment Banks and Wealth Management Platform providers. GBST has a strong presence in Asia. John was responsible for bringing an array of innovative software solutions to the capital markets during an extensive career stretching from the crash of ‘87 through to the present. Notably, he is recognised for introducing the practices of straight-thru- processing for settlement of stock trades, online trading, and multi- entity and multijurisdictional accounting.

HCX team also plans to augment its Security Token Exchange Platform (HCX) with an in-house fund dedicated to investing in Initial Security Token Offerings (ISTOs), where institutional investors are encouraged to take LP positions for equity.