The digital economy is offering ever more opportunities for service providers, tech companies and innovators to deliver new services – government to government, business to business and to citizens/ consumers …but what business models will succeed and where is the money?
To make sense of the changing digital economy, DigitalFutures assists entrepreneurs and investors, regulators and government decision-makers and strategists to navigate the latest trends, emerging business models and most promising services to future-proof their businesses, ventures and government innovation, trade and investment programs.
Manie Eagar appointed to the Blockchain Advisory Board of CSE Listed Global Blockchain.
“October 10, 2017 – GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (“GBT” or “Global Blockchain” or the “Company”) (TSX V: BLOC | Frankfurt: BWSP | OTC: BLKCF) announces the appointments of its new management team.”
Global Blockchain is an investment company that provides investors access to a mixture of assets in the blockchain space, strategically chosen to balance stability and growth. Blue chip holdings such as Ethereum and Bitcoin are complemented by best-of-breed “smaller cap” crypto holdings, many of which are not yet available to other investors.
A unique dimension of Global Blockchain’s value to its investors is its in-house innovation incubator, providing resources to maximize the potential of new blockchain technologies, and propel their growth. These resources include initial capital, technical development personnel, and legal support.
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.”
Upcoming Speaking Events
MaRi Eagar, Chair of DigitalFutures and Founder of the BC Blockchain Forum will be moderating a panel of blockchain experts to explore their perspectives on the progress, roadblocks and future of blockchain economics.
Manie Eagar, Executive Chairman of Quantum Exchange & Banq, and CEO DigitalFutures, will keynote at Chainers, Seoul, Korea July 1st to 2nd. Chainers provide an opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field, network with diverse participants from over 20 countries, and explore business opportunities.
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 FintechBook: A 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.