The Opportunity and the Challenge

The distributed cryptoasset, blockchain and token economy is offering ever more opportunities for service providers, tech companies, investors and innovators to deliver new services - government to government, business to business and to citizens and consumers...but what business models will succeed and where is the money?

Why us?

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. specializes in blockchain technology and cryptoassets research and business strategy, ICO and token economics consulting and advisory, and cryptoasset, investment, exchange and funding.

With a long heritage in the ICT, investment management, cryptoasset and blockchain technology sectors, DigitalFutures has a long-standing track record of meeting the needs of the market leaders' and providing must-have tools for future planning.

DigitalFutures conducted the first blockchain and Fintech study in Canada, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada: Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub. DigitalFutures participated in the 2015 Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce: "Digital Currency: You Can’t Flip this Coin".  We helped launch the worlds' first Bitcoin ATM in October 2013, Vancouver, Canada.

DigitalFutures is passionate about creating sustainable futures in which everyone can participate equitably and fairly, and with respect for our environment.


  • Thought-provoking insights and foresights into the distributed future of the cryptoasset and tokenized economy
  • Cryptoeconomics strategies and frameworks for decision making leading to investment and growth opportunities through optimizing technology network effects, distributed data economics and decentralized social-economics
  • Leading thinking from a cross-section of the digital ecosystem at the convergence of crypto and blockchain technologies, AI and IoT indicating scenarios for the future


  • Token Market research identifying viable emerging new token economics models and disruptive technologies, including ICO business review and business plan evaluation and consulting
  • Token economic architecting using open networks design and key factor analysis and structuring, including investor identification, relationships and due diligence
  • Project governance, strategic communications and business process facilitation to commercialize and scale


  • Innovations bridging the gap between crypto-first investors (the crypto and blockchain generation) and traditional professional investors to diversify growth strategies
  • Appropriate ways for professional investors to enter the distributed economic market based upon the blockchain, token markets and enterprise decentralization
  • Enablers for professional investors to participate in Web 3.0 through compliant token investment, cryptoasset and blockchain value creation vehicles

Manie Eagar will be speaking as a thought leader at Polycon 2018 in the Bahamas from Feb 28 to Mar 3, 2018

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. successfully launched the BC Blockchain Forum

The BC Blockchain Forum is a private/public sector initiative to explore the benefits of blockchain technologies and the associated creation of digital assets promoting digital transformation and the digital economy in British Columbia, and Canada-wide.

We demonstrated our community commitment by supporting the launch of the BC Blockchain Forum with the Swiss CryptoValley’s Thomas Linder as guest speaker, and gained nearly 600 members in 3 weeks with active volunteers shaping our success. The appetite to engage from the local community is indicative of the interest of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts across Canada!

The BC Blockchain Forum also provides support to the newly launched BC Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association as part of the Forum’s mission to build the blockchain eco-system across Canada. BC Women in Blockchain announced their initiatives for 2018 and hosted the year-end BC community’s Crypto and Blockchain Visioning for 2018.

Who are Canada’s top 40 social influencers in finance, innovation and risk? Our exclusive 2017 list ranks the individuals whose insights drive ideas and promote change.

We’re revving the innovation engine in Toronto for this year’s Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit on December 4. The event will focus on how artificial intelligence, digital identity, enterprise risk, and big data are increasingly influential, and what that means for the future.

The #TRFinRiskCanada40 was recognized at the Thomson Reuters Toronto Financial and Risk Summit on December 4.The summit will include a Reuters Newsmaker interview with Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who is considered by many to be the father of deep learning.

Manie Eagar appointed to the Blockchain Advisory Board of TSX Listed Kontrol Energy Group

“Toronto, Ontario, December 28, 2017 – Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE:KNR) (the “Company” or “Kontrol”) is pleased to announce that, further to its announcement in the press release dated  November 1st and December 20th,  it has established a Blockchain Advisory Board that will assist the Company’s expansion into Blockchain technology solutions. The Company welcomes Mr. Manie Eagar, Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Canada, the leading industry body representing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in Canada to the Advisory Board effective immediately.

“We are excited to have a globally recognized blockchain and cryptocurrency leader such as Manie join our Advisory Board.  As we evaluate acquisitions and investments in the rapidly growing blockchain technology sector, his experience will be a major asset for Kontrol”, said Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy Corp.”

Executive Workshops: Crypto Currencies & Blockchain for FinTech

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. had the privilege to run a workshop at the Rotman School of Management for global senior executives from the China Construction Bank, the second largest bank in the world, on the applications and impact of blockchain and crypto currencies, and is a regular speaker at community and industry events in Toronto and internationally as Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Canada, established in 2013 in Toronto.

First FinTech + Blockchain Study in Canada

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. conducted the first study in Canada, commissioned by the government of BC, that set out to discover competitive drivers to build and further develop the ecosystem that supports Vancouver, BC, and Canada, as a global Blockchain and FinTech hub. [Full Report]


The FinTechBook: FinTech + DigitalCurrency – Convergence or Collision?

Manie is a contributing author of the first crowdsourced on the global FinTech ecosystem – The FintechBookA front-line industry insider’s look at the financial technology explosion. The FinTechBook is an Amazon bestseller.

In just two short years cryptocurrency has grown from a hobby project to a multi-billion dollar global digital finance industry. With new competing alternatives and technology advancing beyond simple currency-based payments to all manner of value exchange, financial instruments, smart contracts and blockchain based distributed ledgers, everyone is waking up to the fact that Bitcoin was just the beginning.

Arriving just in time for the great convergence of mobile payments, digital branchless banking and digital-value exchange, Bitcoin, alternative currencies, and digital finance innovations promise a major disruption of global finance.