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Vitalik Buterin Introduces Rainbow Staking at ETHTaipei

Innovation | March 22, 2024

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Vitalik Buterin latest thoughts from ETHTaipei's conference hackathon yesterday including Rainbow Staking and Layer 2 Usage post Dencun update

Yesterday at ETHTaipei's conference hackathon, Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum's co-founder, shared his latest thoughts and introduced "Rainbow Staking" as a way to combat growing centralization concerns around staking.

See:  SG Launches First Digital Green Bond on Ethereum

He also talked about the surprisingly low Layer 2 (L2) usage since the Dencun upgrade, sparking discussions on the future of Ethereum's scalability and decentralization.

Rainbow Staking

  • Today, solo stakers must contribute 32 ETH to become network validators or they can opt to delegate their tokens to third party staking solution providers, and as such liquid staking solutions such as Lido, dominate the market with 61.36% share posing a centralization risk to Ethereum's decentralized ethos.
  • Rainbow Staking would be a mechanism designed to encourage more solo stakers by making the process more accessible and economically viable, despite the technical and financial barriers.  It would distinguish between "heavy" and "light" staking, with the former being slashable and the latter participating through a lottery system. This dual approach aims to enhance network security by leveraging the strengths of both staking methods.

See:  Vitalik Buterin on Crypto Stagnation & AI Risks

  • Buterin acknowledged that Rainbow Staking raises philosophical questions about incentivizing participation in network security and that that concept needed more research and development.

Layer 2 Usage Post-Dencun: Below Expectations

  • Despite the successful implementation of the Dencun upgrade, which introduced blobs to reduce L2 gas fees significantly, Buterin noted that the actual usage of L2 networks has been lower than anticipated.
  • Although L2 networks have seen an increase in transaction volume, the expected surge in usage has not materialized. This discrepancy suggests that the full potential of L2 networks in enhancing Ethereum's scalability and reducing costs is yet to be realized.
  • Ethereum core developers remain optimistic about the future integration of L2 solutions and the eventual increase in blob usage. The current low gas fees on L2 networks offer an opportunity for growth, with expectations of rising demand and transaction costs as more networks adopt Dencun.

Why This Matters

The developments in Rainbow Staking and L2 usage are key towards solving the blockchain trilemma of achieving scalability, security, and decentralization, and for Ethereum to maintain its market dominance amidst growing competition from Solona, Avalanche, Binance Smart chain and others.

See:  BRICS Announces Launch of Blockchain Payment System

By lowering costs and increasing speed through L2 integration, Ethereum aims to retain and attract users looking for efficient and affordable blockchain solutions.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Vitalik Buterin Introduces Rainbow Staking at ETHTaipeiThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Unlocking Opportunities in India: Ontario’s Fintech and Cybersecurity Export Events

Export Events | March 21, 2024

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Upcoming Fintech and Cybersecurity Export Events 2024/25 - India

The Ontario government has announced two export trade programs aimed at fostering growth and collaboration between Ontario's fintech sector and the burgeoning digital economy of India. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, these events are designed to pave the way for Ontario-based companies in the fintech and cybersecurity sectors to explore and seize growth opportunities in one of the world's fastest-growing digital markets.

1.  Webinar:  Fintech & Cybersecurity in India

Date: May 15, 2024

The Government of Ontario is holding a webinar to discuss opportunities in India’s fintech and cybersecurity markets, sectors bolstered by more than 750 million Internet users and 600+ million smartphone users. As India embraces a digital economy, cybersecurity threats like identify theft and ransomware have grown, impacting banking, financial services and insurance, critical infrastructure, and e-commerce. The Indian e-commerce market is anticipated to be valued at C$270 billion by 2026, which increases the urgency to address security issues related to digital transactions in the country. The Indian fintech sector, focused on digital lending, digital payments, insurtech, wealthtech, and blockchain, will generate C$257 billion by 2030, with more than 65% of fintech CEOs prioritizing partnerships.

See:  Ontario’s FSRA Spearheads Insurance Innovation with Direct Access Model

The program will include the experience of cybersecurity and fintech companies doing business in India, opportunities for Ontario companies to sell technologies to Indian companies and collaborate with stakeholders, advice from industry experts and Ontario government staff on market-entry and growth strategies, and initial details of an Ontario government cybersecurity and fintech export business mission to the Bengaluru Tech Summit in 2024.

Key Highlights:

  • Insights into India's fintech sector, projected to reach C$257 billion by 2030.
  • Discussion on cybersecurity threats and the increasing need for robust solutions.
  • Opportunities for collaboration and technology export to Indian companies.
  • Expert advice on market-entry and expansion strategies.
  • Preliminary details on the Ontario government's export business mission to the Bengaluru Tech Summit in 2024.

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2.  Ontario Fintech & Cybersecurity Export Business Mission to Bengaluru Tech Summit 2024

Dates: November 19-21, 2024

The Government of Ontario is organizing a Fintech & Cybersecurity Export Business Mission to the Bengaluru Tech Summit in India. As India embraces a digital economy, cybersecurity threats like identity theft and ransomware have grown. Cyber-related crimes have particularly impacted banking, financial services and insurance, critical infrastructure, and e-commerce. The Indian e-commerce market is anticipated to be valued at C$270 billion by 2026. The Indian fintech sector is also expected to experience long-term growth and is focused on digital lending, digital payments, insurtech, wealthtech, and blockchain. Indian fintechs will generate C$257 billion by 2030, with more than 65% of fintech CEOs prioritizing partnerships.

The mission may also be of interest to Ontario SMEs selling ICT products/services beyond fintech and cybersecurity to Indian companies. Mission delegates will have exhibitor space at the 26th edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit, which features companies involved in IoT, AI & machine learning, AR/VR, fintech, edtech, gaming, biotech, healthtech, medtech, and mobility.

See:   What the US Can Learn from India’s UPI Payment Infrastructure

The 2023 show saw the participation of 30+ countries, 600+ exhibitors, 10,000+ business delegates, and 400+ conference speakers. The mission package will include export advice and consultation, exhibiting space in the Ontario booth at the Bengaluru Tech Summit, a customized B2B program and site visits to connect Ontario companies with potential customers and partners, travel to Bengaluru and potentially other cities in India, marketing and promotional support, networking opportunities, and potential conference speaking slots. Mission fees are to be determined.

Mission Highlights:

  • The mission is open to Ontario SMEs operating within fintech, cybersecurity, and related ICT sectors, offering a unique chance to tap into India's digital market growth.
  • Exhibitor space in the Ontario booth at the 26th Bengaluru Tech Summit.
  • Customized B2B programs and site visits in Bengaluru and other Indian cities.
  • Comprehensive export advice, marketing support, and networking opportunities.
  • Potential for conference speaking slots to showcase Ontario's leadership in fintech and cybersecurity.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2024

For more information or to apply for the mission, please contact Fawzia.Sheikh@ontario.ca or Apply Here.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Unlocking Opportunities in India: Ontario's Fintech and Cybersecurity Export EventsThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Travel Insurance: Considerations for Global Entrepreneurs

Feb 28, 2024

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Navigating International Travel Insurance: Key Considerations for Global Entrepreneurs

As the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, travel insurance has evolved into a fundamental necessity for Canadians looking forward to their next trip. As a matter of fact, a recent study by Allianz Global Assistance highlights this shift in perspective, with 89% of Canadians indicating they plan to purchase travel insurance for future travels. Furthermore, 74% believe that having travel insurance is as important, if not more so, after the pandemic, with 32% considering it more vital than before.

For businesses engaging in international activities, this increased attention to travel insurance is particularly relevant. As global travel picks up, ensuring the safety and security of individuals representing their organizations during travel is paramount. This is where international travel insurance comes into play, offering customized protection against the unique challenges faced by global entrepreneurs.

In this beginner's guide, we aim to simplify the complexities surrounding international travel insurance for entrepreneurs so that you can confidently navigate the intricacies of international travel, knowing you have taken the necessary steps to protect your ventures abroad.

Understanding Essential Coverage Options

Before diving into the details, it's important to grasp the essential coverage options available to global entrepreneurs considering international travel insurance. This foundational knowledge is key to ensuring that you select the best policy that offers comprehensive protection tailored to the unique needs of your business ventures abroad.

At the core, a robust international travel insurance plan should include coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and interruptions, as well as baggage loss and delays. For entrepreneurs, additional considerations such as coverage for business equipment, emergency evacuation, and liability insurance become equally important, given the potential for unexpected incidents that could impact both personal and business assets.

Furthermore, policies offering support for legal issues or providing financial protection against accidents involving rental vehicles can prove invaluable. Given the varied nature of international business travel, identifying and selecting a plan that addresses the broad spectrum of potential risks is paramount.

By focusing on these essential coverage options, entrepreneurs can lay a solid foundation for their travel insurance policy, ensuring peace of mind.

Assessing Business Travel Risks

The insurance needs of each entrepreneur or business can vary depending on several factors, including the industry, destinations, frequency of travel, and the nature of the business activities conducted abroad. To choose the most suitable travel insurance policy, it's essential to conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards and liabilities specific to your business.

Here are some insightful inquiries to help steer your decision-making process:

  1. What are the common risks associated with my industry and the countries I will be visiting?
  2. Are there specific business activities or equipment that require additional coverage?
  3. What legal or healthcare systems will I be navigating, and how might they affect my insurance needs?
  4. Do I have employees traveling with me, and what coverage will they need?
  5. How might political, environmental, or health-related events impact my travel and business operations?

By addressing these questions, businesses can better understand their unique risk profiles, paving the way for selecting an international travel insurance policy that offers adequate protection. This strategic approach not only safeguards the business but also ensures that entrepreneurs can focus on their international ventures with confidence, knowing they are well-prepared for various contingencies.

Comparing International Travel Insurance Plans

Once you've pinpointed your insurance needs, the next step is diving into the sea of options available to you.

Begin by gathering quotes from multiple insurance providers, ensuring you're getting a comprehensive view of what's out there. While you're at it, it's critical to go beyond the surface and delve into the details of each policy. This means asking questions about policy specifics, coverage limits, and deductibles.

In addition, reading reviews, such as the AIG Travel Guard insurance reviews, can provide invaluable insights. Don't make the mistake of focusing solely on the price tag. The insurer's reputation, customer support quality, and the efficiency of their claims process are just as important. After all, a cost management strategy doesn't mean opting for the cheapest option; it means finding the best value for your specific needs.

Navigating Legal Compliance for International Travel Insurance

Ensuring compliance with legal requirements is a cornerstone of procuring international travel insurance for entrepreneurs. Different countries and regions have their own mandates regarding insurance for business travelers, making it imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these regulations.

From workers' compensation to health coverage, staying informed about what's legally required not only keeps you within the bounds of the law but also shields your business from potential fines or legal hurdles. Additionally, consider the contractual obligations that may come with certain partnerships or client agreements, as these often stipulate specific insurance coverages.

Keeping Your Coverage Current

As your business journey evolves, so do the intricacies of your travel insurance needs. It's not just about securing coverage; it's about ensuring that it remains perfectly aligned with your changing business landscape.

Therefore, regularly revisiting your insurance policy isn't just good practice—it's essential for maintaining the protection your business relies on as it grows and enters new markets. This could mean adjusting coverage to include additional employees, updating policies to reflect new types of business activities, or enhancing coverage for emerging risks. An annual review with your insurance provider can help identify these shifts, ensuring that your insurance strategy continues to provide the robust safety net your business requires.

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By understanding coverage options, assessing risks, comparing plans, ensuring legal compliance, and regularly updating coverage, entrepreneurs can venture abroad with confidence. Embrace these guidelines as a roadmap to protect your business journeys, ensuring that you're not just prepared for the challenges of today but fortified for the opportunities of tomorrow.

See: How to Navigate Small Business Insurance: A Beginner's Guide

With the right strategy, international travel insurance becomes not just a safety net but a strategic asset for global business success.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Travel Insurance: Considerations for Global EntrepreneursThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Gensler Warns of ‘AI Washing’ in the Financial Industry

Speech | Feb 14, 2024

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Insights from Gary Gensler's speech titled "AI, Finance, Movies, and the Law" at Yale Law School, discussing the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) with finance and legal frameworks.

While this isn't Gensler's first kick at the can in terms of AI meets finance speeches, below are some insights from his speech that could be informative for members and readers of NCFA Canada:

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AI is super important we need to learn everything about it:  Without a doubt, AI adoption is proliferating widely across various sectors, including finance, where it's used for call centers, account openings, compliance programs, trading algorithms, sentiment analysis, and more.  This is why it's imperative that everyone including the SEC understand AI's capabilities and limitations within the financial industry.

Opportunities and challenges

AI can bring a swath of benefits to finance, such as greater financial inclusion and enhanced personalized user interactions and experiences.  However, Gensler points out the many challenges, including the often unexplainable nature of AI decisions, the potential for biased outcomes, and the accuracy of predictive models. For the fintech sector, these points stress the need for careful integration of AI technologies, ensuring they are transparent, fair, and reliable.

Gensler discusses the systemic risks that could arise from widespread reliance on a few AI models or platforms within the financial industry and emphasized the need for updated regulatory frameworks to address these risks, suggesting that the current risk management models and guidance may not be sufficient.  Regulators will  need deeper foresight and be incredibly adaptable to manage potentially wide reaching systemic implications.

Further, the current Chairman of the SEC is concerned with AI deceptions and manipulation such as "AI washing" — misleading claims about a product's AI capabilities, truthfulness in disclosures, and protecting investors from fraud and misrepresentation in the age of AI (think 'deep fakes').

A review by Bloomberg Law found that over 40% of S&P 500 companies mentioned AI in their most recent annual reports to the SEC, a significant increase from previous years. Companies are advised to be cautious about their AI disclosures, ensuring they accurately reflect the technology's role in their operations and the risks it poses.

See:  The Use and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: When AI Meets Consumer Duty

Gensler conveyed the necessity for those deploying AI models in finance to implement appropriate guardrails, considering current laws and regulations. This includes ensuring AI models do not engage in prohibited activities like front-running or providing conflicted investment advice. The emphasis here is on the ethical and legal responsibilities of fintech companies in deploying AI technologies.

Outlook

Gensler's speech presents a regulatory insider's overview of the opportunities and challenges at the nexus of AI, finance, and regulation. His insights highlight the transformative potential of AI in financial services, while also calling for a balanced approach that addresses ethical, legal, and systemic concerns.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Gensler Warns of 'AI Washing' in the Financial IndustryThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Partner Webinar Feb 7: AI’s Impact On SME Finance

Webinar | Feb 1 2024

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As a partner of the SME Finance Forum, NCFA Canada invites its members to the insightful webinar "AI in SME Finance: Opportunities and Threats"

Artificial intelligence has been at the top of the strategic agenda for bank leaders for several years because it is reshaping the way we analyze data, integrate information, and make decisions.  According to Business Insider Intelligence, it's expected that banks will save $447 billion by the end of 2023 by implementing AI applications.  AI has the potential to bring significant advancements and transform business functions.

WEBINAR

AI in SME Finance - Opportunities & Threats

February 7, 2024

8:00 - 9:30 AM EST

REGISTER --> HERE

Opportunities

  • Personalize services and products
  • Manage risk assessment and fraud
  • Enable transparency and compliance
  • Automate operations, scale and reduce costs

See:  SEC Examines AI Impact on Investment Advising

Challenges

  • Embedding of bias into algorithms used for credit decisions
  • Sharing of inaccurate information by chatbots
  • Data privacy and security
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Job displacement

The webinar features notable speakers including Sopnendu Mohanty (Monetary Authority of Singapore), Hans Koning (IFC), and leaders from JUMO, ANEXT Bank, Strands, Mercado Libre, and Akbank. Hosted by Qamar Saleem of the SME Finance Forum, this panel brings together a diverse range of expertise, offering insights into AI's application in finance and addressing its challenges and opportunities.

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Partner Webinar Feb 7:  AI's Impact On SME FinanceThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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CIX Summit March 26-27, 2024: Early Bird Deals

CIX Summit 2024 | Feb 1, 2024

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We're excited to announce NCFA Canada's partnership with CIX, powered by Elevate, at the CIX Summit 2024!

CIX Summit 2024:  Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now🔥

This prestigious event is set to take place on March 26 and 27, 2024, at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto, marking a gathering point for Canada’s most innovative tech founders, global investors, and industry advisors. The CIX Summit is renowned as Canada's largest startup awards program and investment summit, offering an unmatched platform for showcasing the nation's top emerging companies and fostering new investment opportunities.

CIX Summit 2024

March 26 and 27

Design Exchange, Downtown Toronto

Early bird ticket deals on sale until Feb 15

Get 10% discount use code: CIXNCFA

Early bird tickets are now available for purchase, providing a unique opportunity for startups, investors, and advisors to engage with and learn from leading figures in the tech industry, including keynote speaker Vinod

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Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. Attendees will benefit from curated startup presentations, insightful keynotes, and panel discussions, alongside networking opportunities aimed at building meaningful connections and facilitating dialogue within the tech ecosystem.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary event. Secure your spot now and use our exclusive promo code for a 10% discount on your tickets (Promo: CIXNCFA)

For more information and to register, visit CIX Summit 2024. Join us in celebrating and supporting the growth of Canada's tech sector. Spots are limited, so act fast to take advantage of this early bird offer!


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - CIX Summit March 26-27, 2024: Early Bird DealsThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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ReFi Hackathon Is Calling All Hackers and Sponsors!

Hackathon | Oct 24, 2023

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As the world gears up for COP28, a pivotal climate action event set to unfold in Dubai, UAE, from November 30 to December 12, 2023, there's an exciting opportunity happening right now for innovators and supporters alike: ReFi Hackathon.

A Catalyst for Change

COP28 stands as a testament to the UAE's commitment to leading energy and sustainability initiatives. This transformative event is poised to drive meaningful climate action and foster solutions that span across governments, industries, and sectors. It's a global call to action, urging us all to play our part in shaping a sustainable future.

Regenerative Finance (ReFi) --> Beyond Sustainability

ReFi is not just about sustaining; it's about thriving. It's a revolutionary approach to finance that seeks to rejuvenate our ecosystems, communities, and economies. By aligning financial systems with the principles of the circular economy, social equity, and environmental stewardship, ReFi aims to create a harmonious balance between our economic activities and the natural world.

FFCON23 Keynote:  Regenerate Earth, John Ellison, ReFi DAO

Join the ReFi Hackathon --> Innovate for Impact

Are you ready to be a part of the solution? The ReFi Hackathon is happening right now, with the Problem Playoff challenging participants to define and solve real-world issues. This is your chance to collaborate, innovate, and contribute to the regenerative finance movement.

  • Now - Nov 1: Engage in the Problem Playoff and start crafting your solutions.
  • Nov 1 - Nov 15: Submit your project and showcase your innovative ideas.
  • Nov 15 - Nov 20: Participate in the judging period and await the results.
  • Nov 24: Network with industry leaders at the When Worlds Collide Yacht Event.
  • Nov 30: Immerse yourself in a unique desert excursion.
  • Dec 5: Showcase your project at the Impact Villa and make your mark.

Calling All Sponsors

Your support can be the catalyst for change. Whether through financial contributions, mentorship, or simply spreading the word, every action counts. Join ReFi Hackathon in supporting the bright minds that are shaping the future of finance and contributing to a more sustainable world.

📣 Spread the Word @hackrefi :  Create some buzz for the innovators of tomorrow. Join the Virtual ReFi Hackathon and be a part of the journey towards regenerative finance!

🔗 Get Started: Create Your Hackathon Project


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - ReFi Hackathon Is Calling All Hackers and Sponsors!The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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