Episode 208: News From The FinTech Front (December 2023)

In the latest NFF of the year, FTS Group’s founder, Francesca Aliverti, orchestrates a discussion with Lex Sokolin and Richard Turrin, unraveling the tumultuous year of 2023 in crypto. From SBF’s guilt in the FTX scandal to historic settlements, including CZ and Binance, and Kraken under SEC scrutiny—the crypto market surged amid unpredictability. Shifting focus, the conversation explores CBDCs, spotlighting the European Central Bank’s plans and China’s digital yuan success, particularly in an intriguing oil purchase. The discussion then turns to the regulatory landscape, contrasting US and European approaches to AI, prompting a debate on the balance between innovation and regulation. Concluding with a few fintech predictions – tune in for a concise yet comprehensive exploration of pivotal financial trends.

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Co-Founder and Partner, FTS Group
About the Author
Francesca Aliverti - Co-Founder and Partner, FTS Group Francesca Aliverti is the Co-Founder and Partner at FTS Group, a startup mentor at Startupbootcamp FinTech & Cybersecurity and an Equity Partner of AVK2 Investments. Previously she held a position as the Head of Strategy & Business Development at Holland Fintech, where she catalyzed its transformation from inception to a +400 members enterprise. She is highly fluent in the fintech European ecosystem with tangents across the world - in technology issues from a business point of view, from the traditional structures, to the most innovative solutions in the market. She is also a regular contributor and content curator to different financial inclusion projects with a focus on emerging markets, on initiatives with Timepledge.org, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Elevandi.io. Recently, she became a regular host at the Breaking Banks Europe Podcast. Francesca speaks Italian, English and Greek. Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-aliverti-625006ba/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/franvontiiser Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/francesca/
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