Manama, Oct. 8 (BNA): As Bahrain gears up to host the inaugural Fintech Forward 2023 (FF23) on October 11-12, at Exhibition World Bahrain, yet another exciting speaker has been announced for day one, which will be programmed by Economist Impact.
Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Binance, one of the world’s most important cryptocurrency firms, is scheduled to weigh in on the potentially disruptive effect of cryptocurrencies in a session that analyses the potential for crypto to become a pillar of the finance and world economies.
The exclusive interview with the Binance founder and CEO will be conducted by Alice Fulwood, a Wall Street correspondent at The Economist, delving into the revolutionary world of crypto technologies and blockchain in a timely and insightful discussion that will speculate the ability of cryptocurrency to be adopted as a bedrock of modern finance and economics, and overcome hurdles in the likes of technical speeds and carbon footprint.
Additionally, the one-on-one session will take a deep dive examining the ability of decentralised crypto to gain sufficient market share, shedding light on CZ’s worldly views on what the wise rules of regulatory frameworks and cryptocurrency oversight ought to look like in the future.
Zhao’s interview is set to take place during day one of FF23 on October 11, where the curated transformation-themed agenda promises to challenge traditional financial frameworks with a fresh mindset by bringing together prominent international experts, industry pioneers, and leading executives across finance and fintech in a series of sessions to exchange insights and discuss worldviews on the challenges – and opportunities – that lie ahead. Taking an analytical look at the brave new players attempting to disrupt long-established markets in a world with intensifying global economic pressures in which new advanced technologies and AI-driven solutions are constantly being invented, The Economist-moderated panels will collectively reimagine what the global financial landscape could soon look like.
FF23 will be held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) in partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB) and powered by Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB), featuring a lineup of panel discussions across two days. Anchored by its three themes of Innovation, Regulation and Investment, the first-of-its-kind event will facilitate knowledge exchange, idea generation, and dynamic debates against immersive digital experiences and innovative activations.
The inaugural event aims to establish a realistic, inspired roadmap to drive a new fintech era forward on regional and global levels.
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