Linqto Learn: The Future of the Wallet

Linqto Learn 2022-09-01 LPG

About this event:

The shift to digital payments and money transfers has been evident for the best part of 10 years. But you’d be surprised to hear that digital payments actually date back to 1997 when Coca-Cola introduced a few vending machines in Helsinki that allowed consumers to buy a can via text message. Of course, that’s a far cry from today’s digital crypto wallet, but nevertheless, a genesis. So, what happened in between and where are we at today? In this Linqto Learn we dive into the evolution of digital wallets, what’s driving the change, what we have today and where the technology is going next.

Ewallets to Crypto Wallets.

Aside from their convenience at the checkout, digital wallets have the potential to solve a cross-border banking problem that was traditionally disjointed and difficult to navigate. Further the rise of cryptocurrencies is one of the most hotly tipped frontiers in the application of digital wallets. These wallets solve crypto native use cases around payments and bring more people into the space. We’re now seeing cross collaboration across many different industries; fashion, music, art and sports. In short, they’re overlapping cultural communities.

Digital ID wallets

Wallets have long been the go-to carrier for IDs like drivers’ licences, but now digital ID wallets are offering an intangible alternative. These wallets, which are becoming especially important in an era of increased need for vaccine verification and contactless identification, can also securely save a wider range of identifying data, from medical histories to office keys.

A new generation are emerging as an all-in-one solution to friction in not only payments but also ID verification and access management. The ones of the future will store payment information along with other essential documents, including state IDs, SSNs, passports, citizenship information, medical records, home and office keys, and even biometric information such as fingerprints and face scans.

So, what’s round the corner?

Our current understanding of what a digital wallet is will evolve quickly. But to be sure, this is the beginning of some of the most transformative technology that we’re going to see in our lifetime.

So, whether you’re looking to invest, use, or simply educate yourself on why and where this is all going, then this is for you.

  • Online Event - Zoom Webinar
  • Thursday, September 1st, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM PDT

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Oonagh van den Berg, Chief Platform Officer, Uphold

Oonagh van den Berg is the Chief Platform Officer of Uphold. She is an industry recognized financial regulation subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience in financial services.

Throughout her career to date, she has held positions in various global financial institutions including the European Central Bank, HSBC, ING, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, and MUFG. She also successfully founded a global compliance consultancy practice.

She is a mother of two, regular speaker at industry events, and sits in a number of working groups and public-private partnerships.

She is also the founder of RAW Compliance - a global social enterprise promoting improved understanding of regulation and financial crime controls across the global compliance community with particular focus on crypto assets through the CRFCC.

Diana Adachi, Partner SVP, True North Impact Investments

Diana Adachi, a Blockchain expert, entrepreneur and investor, has worked with both emerging companies and multinational corporations applying her passion for innovation while supporting underserved markets.

As a Partner with True North Impact, she brings her experience from Silicon Valley to the investment firm that provides an ESG focused trading algorithm called TrueAlpha. She also serves on the boards of Cambiatus and Commit Good. Each company leverages blockchain platforms, DAO’s, NFT’s and Cryptocurrencies to address the underserved. Previously, Diana was an advisor to Hard Yaka, a large fintech family office in Silicon Valley, and the CEO of Yaka Labs.

In 2018 she was the CEO of an investment firm called Pegasus FinTech who invested in early stage blockchain companies. Previously she was a Global Blockchain Lead for Accenture in Silicon Valley, accelerating G2000 clients' understanding of the applicability and opportunities using Blockchain and distributed ledgers. She spearheaded the due diligence on Ripple where Accenture subsequently made a significant investment. Diana was recognized as one of Payment Source's 2017 Most Influential Women in Payments for her work in Blockchain and she has co-authored many papers on the subject.

Over these last 7 years, Diana has witnessed the evolution of new financial rails and organizational models using blockchain, resulting in economic, social, and political implications. The potential to be globally inclusive means more opportunities and a healthy prosperous society.

Vadim Slavin, Senior Director of Technology Evangelism, GlobalID

Vadim Slavin is an experienced technology leader, investor, writer, and a published research scientist. Vadim managed R&D teams in machine learning and reasoning (military intelligence analysis), marketplaces and consumer experience (luxury segment), and FinTech (compliance and identity proofing) domains. A mentor/advisor to startups in his spare time, Vadim is now a Technical Evangelist at GlobaliD, an identity management company.

Alan Kerlidou, Senior Investment Specialist, Linqto

Alan Kerlidou is a Senior Investment Specialist at Linqto. With 4 years of exposure in the financial services industry, Alan has demonstrated a strong understanding of markets mechanisms and cycles. Alan helps Linqto members meet their private investments goals by representing securities listed on our platform and facilitating transactions.

Matthew Rosendin, VP of Ledger, Linqto

Matthew Rosendin is a technology professional with an entrepreneurial background in developing new financial technologies. He has a background in economics and engineering from Santa Clara University and the University of California, Berkeley with a certificate in technology & innovation from Stanford University. In 2017, he created an industry-leading digital currency portfolio allocation algorithm as a foray into the world of blockchain. In 2018 Matt joined Ripple Labs where he assisted large banks in integrating cross-border payment software. In 2021 he co-founded Trustline and developed decentralized credit and interoperability protocols, receiving $200k in equity-free grants from Ripple Labs for this work. Matt recently joined Linqto in April 2022 as VP of Ledger to build out the Linqto exchange for private equity securities.

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Linqto Learn is a series of educational events designed to keep our community of accredited investors up-to-date with new opportunities, trends, and the information you need to guide you through your financial journey.

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