Blockchain: Beyond ICOs and Cryptos

Overview

We know how quickly the FinTech industry moves, so DIFC FinTech Hive has created FinTalks – powered by startups – as a collaborative forum to connect with other FinTech, Islamic FinTech, RegTech, and InsurTech enthusiasts to keep up-to-date on the latest industry technology trends and developments.

The fourth edition of FinTalks, brought to you by 8lock, will provide invigorating insight into:

  • A recap of Blockchain
  • The rise and fall of ICO's
  • Industries where blockchain has proven to be successful
  • Reasons for resistance to blockchain technology
  • How is blockchain disrupting Fintech?
  • The next hype: STOs? Stable Coins?

The practical takeaways you can expect from the sessionare:

  • Where blockchain technology is headed?
  • What is the future potential in this space?
  • Will it enable a new method of asset ownership and fundraising?
  • Is too early for mass adoption?
Agenda

06:30 PM Registration & pizza

07:00 PM Welcome - by Shereen Abdulla, Senior Manager at DIFC FinTech Hive

07:05 PM Presentation & case study - by Mohammed Aziz, Founder of 8lock

07:30 PM Q&A

07:45 PM Networking

08:00 PM End

Speaker Profiles

Mohammed Aziz is the founder of 8lock, a blockchain company. In the last five years of his experience as a tech entrepreneur, Mohammed has also founded a drone company, with which he won the AED 1,000,000 Drones For Good Award by Sheikh Hamdan’s office. Since 2016 Mohammed has been very active in the blockchain space and has been working on various decentralised projects.

Maheen Mansoor is the co-founder of 8LOCK, and a software developer. She’s been a part of the startup space for the past 3 years, previously contributing to the Edutech services. With her previous experience, she successfully lead the creation of 8LOCK labs- a blockchain community that connects talent to those that need it. Feel free to reach out to her to discuss blockchain initiatives being taken up around the world.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue

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