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London Fintech Week 2018 announces the FCA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and IBM as event headliners

London Fintech Week 2018 is pleased to announce the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and IBM as event headliners, alongside Société Générale, Consensys, IOTA, Thomson Reuters and Oracle.

The event, sponsored by Census.xyz, returns for its fifth year and will bring together between 3,000-5,000 leading fintech thinkers throughout the week from around the globe to engage in one of the world’s leading financial services ecosystems.

With Brexit looming in the background, London Fintech Week offers the opportunity for attendees to come and hear from leading influencers and decision makers, and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the city and beyond.

The conference will feature 40 international companies exhibiting over the course of the week, with each day dedicated to a different theme including; Fintech Disruptors, Capital Markets & Wealthtech, Blockchain & Crypto-Finance, and Investor, ICOs & Start-ups.

The event will kick off with the Blockchain Hackathon Weekend at Cocoon Networks on Friday 6 July, sponsored by 5th Element Group – Decade Of Women #HackQuantum; an organisation dedicated in uniting women with universal frontier technologies. Following the workshop,the event will culminate into a four-day exhibition and conference with networking drinks each evening starting on Monday 9 July, and then a series of workshops on Friday 13 July. The exhibition and conference will be taking place at London Queen Elizabeth II Centre (London QEII), Broad Sanctuary in Westminster.

Commenting on the announcement, founder of London Fintech Week and Census.xyz, Luis Carranza, said: “In the five years since we first launched London Fintech Week, so much has changed in the fintech space, but the momentum and disruption in financial services continues.

“It is exciting to be part of the history that is unfolding before our eyes, and London Fintech Week allows us the opportunity to get to know and work alongside the innovators that are driving these changes.”

He added: “We are pleased that Census will announce an exciting project at the event that lets people earn value from the data they already create and allows them to take more control of their personal data.

“We are also thrilled to continue our partnership with 5th Element Group and its Decade Of Women #HackQuantum series. As a former refugee and the seventh of nine children, I have personally seen how empowering women through the right tools and resources can have a lasting impact on families and the greater community. This series is empowering more women to get into Blockchain not just for crypto, but to leverage the technology in a way that improves entire communities”

Amber Nystrom, Founding Principal, 5th Element Group and Fifth Element Fund, and Acting President, Decade Of Women said: “Together with partners from around the world, on March 8th, 2018 we elevated the International Day of Women into a full Decade Of Women to reject incrementalism and actuate a solutions pathway to deliver UN Sustainable Development Goal #5, gender equality and equity for women and girls worldwide.  For the first time in history, with blockchain, smart contracts and digital assets, we can do what no generation has been able to accomplish: to create an economy that values all human genius and ensures a sustainable future for people, planet and prosperity – with no one left behind.

“We are honoured to partner with Fintech Week London, Abt Associates, Global Partnerships Forum, Blockchain for Impact and the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development to bring forward our second Decade Of Women #HackQuantum, dedicated to true quantum leap solutions for women levering frontier tech to create a dignified, unified and decentralized world. With the first Decade Of Women #HackQuantum launched in Nigeria, we look forward to see what London can bring to make the impossible – possible! This round, if there is a team that meets a new Quantum Leap SDG Prize level, they will be able to present to top impact investors from around the world on September 21st at UN global quarters in NY. Bring it on London!”