Silicon Valley Forum Announces Second Fintech Conference “Banking on the Blockchain” in San Francisco

This week, Silicon Valley Forum announced its second fintech conference The Fintech Evolution: Banking on the Blockchain. The event is set to be held on May 30th at Swissnex in San Francisco.

The organization revealed that “The FinTech Evolution” will cover the specifics of the blockchain’s rapid rise over the last several years and its effect on everything from real estate to insurance to capital markets. Speakers will include Matthieu Soulé, senior strategic analyst at L’Atelier BNP Paribas; BlockCypher CEO and co-founder Catheryne Nicholson, and PwC’s fintech lead Dean Nicolacakis. Silicon Valley Forum explained:

“Since our first fintech conference in 2015, fintech has continued to evolve at an astonishing rate. New challenges, big changes, and moonshot possibilities have arisen – and we’re gathering fintech experts together this May to take look at what has been accomplished so far and what’s coming next. There is still vast potential for innovation – join us as we discover more with industry leaders and insiders, who will deliver a ground-floor view.”

Silicon Valley Forum executive director, Denyse Cardozo, stated:

“Our first fintech conference was an unprecedented success. We realized that this isn’t just an emerging tech vertical—it’s an enormous opportunity for companies of all kinds. Blockchain technology is a rare space: since it encompasses a complete process, it truly has a role for everyone.”

IBM is set to work with the Silicon Valley Forum on the upcoming event. Michael Dowling, chief blockchain architect, financial services at IBM, added:

“IBM believes that blockchain technology is poised to transform industries including banking and financial services by creating more trust and transparency in transactions. Working with organizations like the Silicon Valley Forum on FinTech Evolution, we are looking forward to hearing new ideas and innovative approaches to blockchain coming from some of the leaders in the space.”

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