Marco Santori, Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Committee at the Bitcoin Foundation will be representing the organization in Money20/20 (Nov. 2-5, 2014 in Las Vegas) which is the world’s largest event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
Writing a blog at the official website of the organization he says that though it’s difficult to tell what theme of this conference will be, a few possibilities include Big Money Seeing the Light, Offering to Partner with the Crypto Industry?, Big Money Missing it, Just Not Getting the Crypto Value Proposition? Big Money Gathering Sufficient Intel to Wipe out Little Crypto?
Money20/20 has become a major global event in the last couple of years with 7,000+ attendees, including more than 670 CEOs, from over 2,300 companies and 60 countries. The official website of the organizers of the event say that it is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
To be held on Nov. 2-5, 2014 in Las Vegas, and preceded by the Money20/20 Hackathon, which runs Nov. 1-2, the event according to Marco Santori is going to be packed with faces from the highest echelons of finance and banking some of the stodgiest, stayed and entrenched interests in the money industry e.g. Bank of America, American Express, Fiserv.
Santori to Speak on “Building Bridges from Crypto to Legacy Financial Systems”
He writes that at the same time, the conference will bring many new entrants and upstarts like our very own itBit, Kraken, BitPay and Circle. Blockchain.info is even sponsoring a hackathon. He will be representing the Bitcoin Foundation on a panel, the topic of which is dear to my own heart: “Building Bridges from Crypto to Legacy Financial Systems.”
Marco Santori admits that most who have done significant business in financial services know that there is a wide gulf between Bitcoin products and traditional financial services products. According to him, each vertical of the payments space has seen a significant advancement over the last decade, but this advancement has occurred independently.
In his blog, Marco Santori writes and hopes that Money 20/20, will offer a forum for intertwining these paths and bridging the gulf between the crypto space and the traditional financial sector. The event was created in 2011 by FinTech entrepreneurs and investors, Anil D. Aggarwal and Jonathan Weiner.
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