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How to bridge Web3 and Banking? (Fiat Republic with Adam Bialy and Sophie Guibaud) | Web3

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Our expert hosts Ronit and Gaurav welcome Adam Bialy, and Sophie Guibaud, the founders of Fiat Republic, who shared the story of Fiat Republic, and to hear about their mission: connecting Web3 and Banking for the inaugural episode of Web3 Founders.

This episode will uncover what it takes to bring crypto and traditional banking together and among other key topics!  The insightful discussion along with our host, Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar touched upon sFiat Republic’s business model and how they position their company between these two worlds, the “Web 2.5”.

  • Banks cannot understand the reason behind the transaction that customer is making due to lack of knowledge in the space
  • Common language between traditional finance and the crypto world can be created by data-driven, transparent perspective and education.
  • Web3 native companies are still in the innovators stage of technology adoption curve, and they will be within 10 years.

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

Episode Guest

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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