Head of Institutional Business at Aave
About the Author
Ajit is the founder of Asango, a London Based global fintech consultancy that provides advisory services to fintech companies using Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology to deliver superior user experiences in financial services. Ajit is also the blockchain and cryptocurrency correspondent for Breaking Banks Podcast, the number 1 fintech podcast in the world. Prior to this, Ajit was the global Fintech leader with ConsenSys in the London Office and a director in Fintech and Digital Banking at PwC where he co-founded the blockchain practice. Ajit is a well regarded influencer, thinker, blogger and doer in the fintech and blockchain space. In 2017, he was recognised by coindesk as one of the key influencers at large enterprises and served on the Bank of England’s fintech advisory community. He has spoken at prominent fintech and blockchain conferences in the US, UK, Dubai, India, Japan and Hong Kong including Consenus, Money2020 Europe, Finsum Tokyo, Fintech Week and others. He’s been featured in the Breaking Banks, Blockchain Insider and Fintech insider podcasts, contributed to annual coindesk retrospective as well as quoted in the Financial Times, the BBC and a range of other publications. Ajit has served as a mentor at Startup Bootcamp and is currently advising a small number of selected stealth stage startups in fintech and blockchain. Ajit’s previous blockchain engagements include high profile financial services clients such as Bank of England, Nasdaq, Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Boers and MUFG and he’s been instrumental in advising regulators, board level executives and innovation labs across the world in the strategic implications of cryptocurrency, decentralised, peer to peer architectures. Ajit has a rich and varied background in risk and regulatory change program implementation, capital markets technology, distributed systems and telecom protocol engineering. Prior to PwC he served in technology management and innovation roles at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, GE-GXS and Bell Communications Research. Ajit has an MBA from IMD and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He is also a CFA charter holder and holds a GARP financial risk manager certification.

Episode 80: News from The FinTech Front (May)

Your bimonthly instalmment of “News From The FinTech Front” is here for its May Edition, and this time Ajit Tripathi takes the lead, removes all filters and hosts this energetic trio to discuss all the buzzwords and trending news together with Iana Dimitrova (OpenPayd) and Ronit Ghose (Citi)! More on our guests:Iana Dimitrova – Chief…

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Episode 69: The Insivible Layer of Embedded Finance 2

Embedded Finance is back on Breaking Banks Europe, with the incredible projects from diverse corners of the spectrum of this new incredible phenomena that this invisible layer brings to financial services. Ajit Tripathi takes the lead for this second installment and invites Tinashe Ruzane (FlexClub) and Sarel Tal (Rapyd) into the conversation. More on the…

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Episode 63: FinTech Journeys Around The World – India

You voted and we delivered! Social Media most voted country for a zoom-in was India and is this week’s location for our “FinTech Journeys Across The World”. This superpower shines on the Breaking Banks Europe with no other than our host Ajit Tripathi, bringing him two local experts: Lizzie Chapman (ZestMoney) and Amit Goel (MEDICI…

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Episode 60: The Invisible Layer of Embedded Finance

The buzzword is out and “Embedded Finance” came to influence how consumers/enterprises interact with goods and services, through these seamless processes, that perform in this so-called “invisible layer”. Ajit Tripathi takes the mic and starts to unravel it (in this first installment of the podcast on the topic) – by giving visibility to the concept…

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Episode 47: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – AI & Cybersecurity

Ajit Tripathi, our resident expert on all technology matters – rounds up two industry experts for a Zoom In focusing on “AI & Cybersecurity”. A discussion on the latest in this space, calling out the hackers, automated systems, and security measures but also bringing the technical and legal aspects, with a reflection and projection onto…

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Episode 29: Innovation and Tech Zoom In Series: FinTech & Cybersecurity

Published statistics show that cybercrime is more profitable than the global illegal drug trade. There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, Hackers steal 75 customer records every second and 66% of businesses attacked by hackers are not confident they can recover. In the meantime, Software is eating the world and fintech is driving financial…

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Episode 20: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Central Bank Digital Currency

In this episode, we host Todd McDonald, head of product at R3, the enterprise blockchain company that recently won the next phase of the Swedish Central Bank e-króna project and Makoto Takemiya, whose Soramitsu partnered with the central bank of Cambodia to build a retail CBDC. We are also joined by Lynn McConnell, an ex…

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Episode 12: Crypto banking: Regulated banking comes to the wild west of crypto

Crypto banking, (i.e. providing retail and corporate banking services in Cryptocurrency rather than fiat currencies) is a European phenomenon that started in Switzerland and is rapidly catching up in Germany, France, various European countries and even Singapore. In this episode, we explore technology, business and regulatory challenges in detail with Sygnum and Solaris who are…

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Episode 6: European Blockchain in FinTech

In this episode Ajit and Matteo are joined by four of the best known power women in blockchain who explain why they think the Crypto winter is over, how blockchain is starting to produce business outcomes in financial services, why Europe is ahead, not behind in blockchain technology – and the journey ahead for European…

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