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 executives, 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.

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. (Business User-centric Innovation and Leadership Development) focuses on innovations in fintech, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, alternative financing, ICOs’, and digital asset value exchange.

"We are on the threshold of the largest capital transformation in history. The market is evolving from investment in cryptocurrencies to cryptoassets - tokenized securities, commodities, and assets – a multi-trillion-dollar global market opportunity." From the annual lecture to top executives from the China Construction Bank at the Rotman School of Management, Toronto.


Growing the Canadian and international crypto and blockchain ecosystem

DIGITALFUTURES B.U.I.L.D. draws on years of engagement in the Canadian and international crypto and blockchain communities in support of sustainable ecosystem build-outs, networking and knowledge share.  DIGITALFUTURES B.U.I.L.D. is an initiative to help navigate to the next level of debate, adoption, understanding, governance, and opportunity – by providing a coherent voice and demonstrating the way that we can make this all work for everyone.

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Manie Eagar, moderating the Panel: The Blockchain Capital Markets Transformation at the Blockchain Futurist Conference, Toronto August 2018

Manie Eagar from DigitalFutures at the Blockchain Futurist Conference 2018: moderating the panel: The Blockchain Capital Markets Transformation with (from left to right)

Stuart Davis (Global Chief AML Officer, BMO Financial Group);

Loretta Joseph (Advisor OECD/Bermuda/Mauritious);

The Hon. Wayne M. Caines (Minister of National Security, The Government of Bermuda);

Mina Matin (Partner Norton Rose Fulbright)

Manie Eagar, speaker at Polycon2018,  the world’s first event dedicated to security tokens

Recent Speaking Events

Manie Eagar will be speaking at the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto, August 15 – 16, 2018.  The objective of the 2-day Conference is to discuss trends and the future of blockchain technology. The sessions are focused primarily on special announcements regarding new tech start-ups, investments, partnerships, research and overall upcoming trends and predictions i the sector.

Manie Eagar is a weekly guest on the One TV, broadcast in China. 

During his one hour presentations, he provides a “foreigner’s take on blockchain” providing information on core principles and trends of the digital asset and blockchain economy.

Manie Eagar will be speaking at the Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Conference of the Office of the Prime Minister – Grand Bahama, June 20 – 22, 2018.  The Conference is part of the Bahamas Government’s continued progression to develop Freeport, Grand Bahama Island as the “Silicon Valley of The Caribbean”, the recognized personalities in Fintech will congregate in Grand Bahama June 20 – 22, 2018 for this year’s Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference.

MaRi Eagar, Chair of DigitalFutures and Founder of the BC Blockchain Forum hosts The Blockchain Executive Show on Blockchain Radio. 

We conduct “elite” interviews with industry executives, entrepreneurs and senior business professionals to help our audience learn why and how “people matters” contribute to success and competitive advantages in the digital future.

Manie Eagar spoke at the Blockchain Impact Summit 2018 held in Vancouver, June 4th, 2018.

Manie Eagar: Lunch Keynote: Blockchain Risk Management at the Portfolio Management Association of Canada: Vancouver Regulatory & Compliance Forum held on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. In his keynote :Blockchain Meets Fintech and Regtech – New Challenges for Regulators and Compliance, Manie provided answers to questions such as what cryptocurrencies and blockchains are, and where they come from, how they work, why it has gained popularity so quickly, and how companies and financial institutions can protect themselves against risks.

MaRi Eagar will be speaking about Smart Cities on the Block(Chain) at the British Columbia Construction Roundtable, a stimulating breakfast session in the Pecha Kucha style at Terminal City Club on June 14th.


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.