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The Association in preparing an Open Banking Manifesto. Its executive summary in Czech can be downloaded here.
Seminar, Thursday, April 19, from 9:30 – 11:00
The world of cryptocurrencies, tokens and “cryptoassets” is brand new in legal terms. Alongside the massive potential of these new technologically advanced tools to transfer and store value, there is a whole array of legal and regulatory challenges. To these challenges, the answers are still being sought. Is the token a security? Do I need authorisation from the CNB to issue them? If I have a virtual currency, who am I from a legal point of view? This perspective is heightened by the international nature of these values.
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Representatives of Accenture, Allen & Overy, major banks, and the Czech Fintech Association will discuss the potential opened up by the new payment services directive. The event will take place on January 24, 9:00 – 12:00. Registration via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Startup Wise Guys, a B2B accelerator, is scouting for early stage fintech startups to join the brand new fintech accelerator program hosted by largest bank in the Baltics and Sweden – Swedbank. Chosen projects will get EUR 20 000 investment and a 3+3 months intense accelerator program in return for 8% equity. The event will take place at the Sněmovní 7 coworking. You can apply here. For more information please visit the Facebook event.
Belgium fintech association hosts one-day conference in Brusels. During the event people will have the opportunity to get to know belgian fintech scene, hear presentations about new directive about payment services, blockchain technology or cybersecurity. Till 26. 11., companies can sign-up for “fintech pitch battle”. Members of association which acts as partner of this summit can apply for a discount for tickets.
Indian platform EDGE 196 is hosting a global competition for fintech companies. The competition takes place across 26 global clusters (196 countries). The winners of their cluster can take part in acceleration programme and one of the has a chance to win 1 million US dollars. You can find more information on the official website.
There will be a meeting held in Katovice of members of polish Banks and global fintech companies. Appart of panel discussions, new upcoming companies will present themselves during Startup Arena or Startup4export. Czech fintech association is a partner of this event. You can find the timetable here.
The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss goals and visions of the association with its members and supporters.
PSD2 & WebAPI hackathon accompanied by presentations of fintech companies with the objective to support the idea of open banking. For Twitter summary and photos please visit the link.
There was a 4th year of the conference about cashless society and business held in Czech national bank. Michal Šmída, member of the association board was talking about a topic of cooperation of fintech companies and banks. Bartosz Berestecki, member of PayU added his experience regarding the polish market. Future of financial services was described by Jan LAmser of Redeggs. Media partner of this event, Hospodářské noviny, published an interview with a member of the board of CEFTAS, Andrea Lauren.
Digital technology leades to paperless transactions, dramatically lowers transaction costs, gets rid of the costly middlemen, prevents tax fraud and improves security. At the same time, it brings about doubts of too much control and surveillance . Vice-governor of the Czech National Bank, Mojmír Hampl, Aleš Michl, co-owner of QUANT investment fund, David Navrátil, main economist at Česká spořitelna, Miroslav Lukeš, director of MasterCard and Maria Staszkiewicz, CEO at Czech fintech association, discussed how best to support frictionless economy and e-government. FOr more information, please see the report.
The event was organized by the Institute for politics and society in cooperation with Česká spořitelna.