About this roundtable

Findings of the Blockchain and Emerging Financial Technologies: Positioning British Columbia as a Global FinTech Hub.

Policy challenges and roadblocks in being more “business friendly” towards FinTech

“FinTech and Blockchain start-up enterprises (profit and not-for-profit) currently require unusual resilience, grit and persistence in opening up for trade in BC. Several industry executives explained that opening a business banking account for their companies could take almost 18 months to two years while navigating a highly regulated and risk averse financial ecosystem of traditional banking incumbents.”

The aim of this roundtable is for dialogue and engagement to identify current roadblocks and opportunities crypto and blockchain business experience to access commercial financial and other business services.

Where possible, this roundtable facilitates engagement with the financial services industry to understand how to address their concerns while providing education to key stakeholders to improve access to financial services such as banking and insurance.


Manie Eagar: Lead Organizer for this roundtable

Manie Eagar is the CEO of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. and Founder of the BC Blockchain Forum. He is an experienced global investment, mergers and acquisitions executive with over 30 years of driving new wealth creation, business growth and strategic innovation. 

Please contact Manie to find out more, participate in the roundtable and collaborate.