Fintech Storm Blockchain 6 April 2016 6-9pm London

Event Info

Wed 6 Apr, 2016 from 6:00am - 9:00am
Rainmaking Loft, London, E1W1UN
1 St katherines Way, International House
London, E1W1UN, UK
Cost: GBP25, GBP45



Register for Fintech Storm


In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series

Genius Incubator Presents


Fintech Storm 6 April 2016


Come meet the disruptive thought leaders that are imagining the future of banking.



We invited the most innovative firms in fintech industry 

This is a Meetup not to be missed with talks and a round table where the movers and shakers of the hottest new industry - Fintech - will debate opportunities, and challenges of the new age bank!

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What: Fintech Storm featuring disrupters

Meet the CEOs

See Product Demos

Join the Fintech Revolution!

When: 6:00pm-9:00pm 6 April 2016

Where: Rainmaking Loft, International House

1 Saint Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1 UN

2 min walk from Tower Hill and 5 min walk from Aldgate Station 

Watch our Blockchain video from the past


Speaker profiles 



Eddy Travia, CEO Coinsilium



Chief Startup Officer of Block Chain Space


Eddy Travia is the Chief Executive Officer of Coinsilium, a blockchain technology investment and development firm based in London. 


After ten years as a fund manager in China and Hong Kong Eddy co-founded the world’s first global startup incubator investing in and advising digital currency startups in July 2013. The incubator was ranked among the top three Most Influential Investors at the leading industry conference in Amsterdam in May 2014, along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver.


Coinsilium has invested in more than a dozen of blockchain startups located around the world and is the first blockchain company to join a recognized stock exchange via an IPO.


A firm believer in the profound impact blockchain technology will have in numerous industries and on the society in general, Eddy is focused on funding and helping entrepreneurs both in his roles as CEO of Coinsilium and as the instigator of Block Chain Space, a blockchain startup accelerator program which launched in Barcelona in February 2016.



Scott Riley      Scott Riley was a founding Director of Chi-X Europe, now Bats, where he was responsible for the Chi-X Post Trade market model and all Post Trade solutions including the establishment of EMCF. He has a long experience in the post trade arena including representation with the European  

Commission on the implementation of an improved Clearing and Settlement framework.  

Most recently Scott has been immersed in Blockchain or the application of Distributed Ledger Technology. Currently he is the Blockchain lead for Kynetix, who provider the industry standard software for commodity inventory management. He also works with Block Asset Technologies on the design (ontologies) and implementation of DLTs.  

Scott has held various roles in both Asia and Europe.  Be it with central market infrastructure (Chi-X, LCH.Clearnet) on the introduction of new markets or working within the ever evolving Sell Side community (ABN, BAML, Bank Austria), he has been both a user and provider of central market infrastructure services. He has been a member of industry consortiums and brought together industry consortiums to embrace technological change.  

Scott occasionally blogs on Post Trade issues and blockchain developments at



Vic Arulchandran, Crowdaura, Director Quantitative & Analytics & Operations

Vic is Crowdaura's Quantitative and Operations Director. His primary responsibilities cover those of a quantitative analyst, handling client engagements and product delivery etc. His key focus is on development and testing of quantitative/risk models. Vic began his career in academia where he completed a PhD in Pure Mathematics and Continuum Mechanics. Simultaneously he studied financial mathematics and gained a Certificate in Quantitative Finance with a Paul Wilmott Scholarship. After leaving academia Vic went on to consult in finance on quantitative analytics before eventually joining Crowdaura.


Rayan Goutay, Regulatory Consultant, Goldman Sachs

Graduated in International Law from Pantheon Sorbonne Paris 1 University in 2002, Rayan's law career started at an ISDA master agreements specialist at Deutsche Bank where he learned how the financial market leaders auto-regulate themselves via the ISDA association and make the Lex Mercatoria for financial derivatives with secretive over the counter contracts carrying a huge systemic risk to the global economy.


After many years at Bank of New York in London implementing compliance projects, Rayan move on to become a recognised independant regulatory and strategy consultant.  

He has extensive experience advising well-known financial institutions (BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority on new European and US regulations.  

Regularly speaking to the Regulators, Financial Industry & business leaders about the pressing need to re-invent operating procedures and business practices as a result of the connected economy, Rayan also encourages them to sometimes park policies and procedures in order to think outside the box and develop new strategic initiatives in line with new technologies. For him the bank of tomorrow will be a technology company.  

Rayan always has an eye on new trends that could determine the future of the industry and as such has been following the rise of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. He has been researching and advising on the disruptive impact this new data structure will have on the global economy and how governments and regulators can handle what is already called the Lex Cryptographia.  

More profiles to come...

See our Blockchain video from recent event on 12th August 2015 in London featuring Dave Birch, Simon Taylor, Gideon Greenspan, Colin Kwan, Frank Schuil, Leanne Kamp and Arifa Khan.














Thrilled to announce our full day Fintech Storm London Summit July 14 2016 6-9pm in London featuring our pick of speakers and their most awaited innovations. Our debates are high in Intellectual quotient, scholastic ability and debate to transform the world banking and financial order.      Fintech is at one of the most exciting points in its evolution, with disruption occurring everywhere you look. Alternative financing models, mobile payments and  bitcoin are gaining increasing traction with consumers and businesses alike. Some challenges remain for certain fintech businesses targeting the mainstream, but there’s no denying 2015 is proving a huge year for the global fintech industry.   

“The top 12 VCs that are reputed for spotting billion dollar valuation unicorns early such as Benchmark, Andreeson Horrowitz, Union Square Ventures and Sequoia are investing in Fintech in 4 main verticals of Online Lending, Personal Finance Management, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, Marketplaces and Peer to Peer platforms.   We are helping emerging talent in Fintech get that early exposure to the banking & financial services ecosystem  as well as investors, facilitating a deeper understanding and dialogue. We are also evangelising Fintech and bringing sophisticated knowledge of research labs of disrupters like Coinsciences, Cubits,, and their futuristic thinking to the common man.

Talk to our audience. And we have fiercely loyal repeat audience. And they can now debate confidently with technologists on topics as esoteric as blockchain to as mundane as mobile payments.  

The most sought after Fintech companies share a number of characteristics:

They operate in large growing global markets  They are world class in their niche  They have attractive underlying business models with strong recurring revenues  Demonstrable opportunity to drive top line growth  World class talent and teams      Come along for a rich education on this hot new industry thats growing fast and reimagining our economy. Come join a lively evening of insightful presentations from disruptive fintech players and engaging discussions, rounded off by networking drinks with more senior executives from major banking and financial services companies, hot startups and investors.    More profiles to come..     











Arifa Khan Founder Fintech Storm



Read what the Londoners have to say about the spectacularly successful brand monthly series Arifa Khan has built,">here.

Arifa Khan is a former investment banker in Private Equity led Leveraged Buyouts Mandate M&A transactions, a seasoned finance, strategy and operations executive based in the city of the London, with over 15 years experience in finance, specialising in Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS. She has deep sector expertise in finance, operational insights, and the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships.

Arifa has independently advised companies of all sizes from pre revenue to deal sizes of GBP300m on venture capital funding, scaling, international expansion, strategy etc. As an investment banker she has executed LBOs of sizes upto several billion USD across Europe across verticals such as Healthcare, Media Telecom & IT, Financial Institutions. She is a thought leader on innovation and disruption in financial services and a sought after speaker on payments and fintech at international conferences such as ICBI’s Payments International in London Mar 17-20, and will be speaking at Women’s Economic Forum Goa May 7-11. She currently architects Wharton Distinguished Dinner Series for Wharton UK Alumni Club as a Wharton Club Committee Member, and is currently the Chairperson London Chapter for All Ladies League.

Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras in Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about fintech and Blockchain. See her vision of Blockchain here.

Read "besotted with blockchain.." An overview of Blockchain's potential by Arifa Khan on Linkedin.

Read a review of Fintech Storm's recent event Open Bank / Marketplace Banking held on 22nd July here : "A tale of APIs.." By Arifa Khan

Read an article "war for your wallet.." on Payments and mobile wallets by Arifa Khan on Linkedin


Who should Attend?  

Senior  directors or advisors


Professionals working in banking and financial services industry


Compliance or Regulatory professionals


Managers and strategists of finance or investment companies


Advisers and Financial services consultants


Digital transformation specialists


Blockchain researchers


Fintech startups


MBA & other students specialising in finance




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