Bridging The Gap With Uphold - In Conversation With CEO Simon McLoughlin
About this event:
When did you last pay with cash? It takes a moment doesn’t it, because the future of money is undoubtedly digital; and as we’ve just demonstrated, it’s already begun. The question is, what is it going to look like? In this fireside chat, we talk with Uphold’s CEO, Simon McLoughlin and Linqto’s very own COO Joe Endoso. We’ll try to answer this complex question and dissect why a company like Uphold is able to bridge the Old Guard with the New.
Money has transformed human society. We don’t need to go into the ins and outs of this, we all understand money, as it has been. But now money is on the cusp of a transformation that will reshape banking, finance and the very structure of society. The era of physical cash is drawing to an end, especially in low- and middle-income countries, where the age of digital currencies has begun. Uphold provides a gateway to this new world.
For those that don’t know, Uphold is a multi-asset trading platform that combines the features of a crypto exchange, a forex trading app and an online brokerage. It offers more than 200 digital currencies and lets users trade fiat currencies and precious metals. That’s all pretty neat. So neat, we offer it on our platform. There’s actually very few ways to easily and instantly transfer between cryptocurrencies, or any currency unless you are a skilled trader and can navigate difficult exchange platforms. Uphold, however, is like a bullet train for such matters and a bridge into this brave new world.
So why not take a peek inside? Uphold’s whole story comes down to making financial access easy to people. It takes away the technical jargon and friction that scares the average user. As we all know at Linqto; we share a similar philosophy - one of democratization. This vision is broader than just crypto, as such with Uphold, you can go from Tesla stock to bitcoin or bitcoin to physical gold. This is a technology that is tapping into this money shift, a shift that’s changing the structure of society.
It’s too early to tell how the digital landscape will evolve, but with the right brains at hand, we can begin to map it out. Simon is one of those brains. So Team Apollo, come loaded with your questions.
- Online Event - Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
9:00 - 10:00 AM PT
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Simon McLoughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Uphold
Simon McLoughlin is the Chief Executive Officer of Uphold. Prior to his current role, he was President & COO in charge of operations. Before joining Uphold, Simon held senior product and business development roles at LexisNexis and Euromoney Institutional Investor. He holds a Master's Degree from Cambridge University. Outside work, Simon restores classic cars and has played for New York City Badminton Club.
Joe Endoso, Chief Operating Officer, Linqto
Prior to Linqto, Joe was CFO at OTCXN, Inc., a San Francisco-based, venture-funded fintech company utilizing blockchain technology to provide institutional-grade electronic trading infrastructure that eliminates counterparty and settlement risk while aggregating global liquidity for the FX and cryptocurrency markets. He also serves as Senior Managing Director overseeing investment banking at Enverra Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based merchant banking firm. In prior years, Joe was Founder & Managing Partner of RedBridge Group, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in cross-border private placements and M&A and serving its clients through offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
Uphold serves 184+ countries, across 200+ currencies (traditional and crypto) and commodities with frictionless foreign exchange and cross-border remittance for members around the world. Since our launch in 2015, Uphold has powered more than US$4+ billion in transactions.
Uphold is a multi-asset digital money platform offering financial services to a global market. Uphold's unique ‘Anything-to-Anything’ trading experience enables customers to trade directly between asset classes with embedded payments facilitating a future where everyone has access to financial services. Built on a core of proprietary technologies and e-money apps, Uphold embraces a future where people and businesses around the world have access to safe, transparent, fair, and affordable financial services.
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