Crypto Unchained: Navigating the Debanking Effect and Empowering a Nascent Economy
This session will explore the challenges faced by crypto-businesses regarding banking access and funding, and the implications it may have for the development of the crypto economy.
From regulatory hurdles to technological innovation, we will identify potential areas of collaboration among market players and highlight the ways in which TradFi can support the growth of the nascent crypto economy.
In addition, this session will look at the current landscape for regulatory enforcements and provide clarity on why certain banks ban crypto-businesses from opening bank accounts while governments authorize it.
Don’t miss this thought-provoking discussion as we explore the funding landscape for the crypto economy and the role of institutional players in shaping its future.
Francisco Maroto CastroHead of Blockchain and Digital Assets | BBVA
Francisco Maroto is the Head of Blockchain at Clients Solutions Strategy in BBVA, acting as a program manager in blockchain and crypto projects, helping define the blockchain strategy in BBVA at a global level. Previously, Francisco was responsible of Swift Global Centre at global operations, leading the effort of payments and Swift related projects such as SEPA migration, Bizum or Swift GPI. He is licensed in Business Management at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and holds a masters in International Relations and Foreign Trade at Aliter / U.C. Berkeley.
Robert (Wonshik) ChoiCo-Founder | CoinsWallet
Advisor, Accomplished Global Marketer, Business Developer, Author, Columnist, and Speaker
Robert Choi, also known as Wonshik Choi, possesses an impressive 25 years of diverse industry experience, encompassing both the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors (including Hdac, Oasisbloc, Smartmedi, DEXCO exchange, and CoinsWallet), as well as established traditional businesses like Procter & Gamble, adidas, SK Group Allianz Life, Mail Dairies Co, and CHA Health-Bio Group.
Currently, he serves as the co-founder of CoinsWallet, a startup specializing in hard wallets, and holds advisory roles within Seoul Business Support Groups.
Notably, Robert played a pivotal role in the successful completion of the ICO for HDAC, a pioneering blockchain-based IoT platform, in 2017. This milestone marked one of the year’s largest fundraising projects, with Robert serving as the global Chief Marketing Officer for the endeavor. He has also provided valuable advisory services to numerous global initiatives.
Beyond his advisory and entrepreneurial pursuits, Robert is in high demand as a panelist and speaker, actively engaging in blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences worldwide.