FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

Unlocking Web3 Infrastructure | (with Ahmed Al-Balaghi, Co-Founder of Biconomy) | Web3

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Crypto mass adoption is a hot topic in the crypto world, but how do we actually tackle it? 

In this wide ranging conversation, Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar explored the main opportunities and painpoints in the evolving Web3 world, his career journey from China to the UAE, and what the future is holding for the space.

Get ready to listen various inspiring stories and killer insights from Ahmed 👇

🏅 What is the founding story of Biconomy?
❄️ Are we in winter season for NFTs and decentralised Metaverse?
🤔 What actually happened to play-to-earn?
🌍 Does Ahmed see himself in another location for making mass adoption a reality?

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

Episode Guest

Ahmed Al-Balaghi

Co-founder of Biconomy

Ahmed Al-Balaghi is Cofounder & CEO at Biconomy. Before founding Biconomy, Ahmed worked for Jabbar Internet Group, a Dubai based VC. He also founded Encrypted, the largest podcast in MENA dedicated to fintech, blockchain and crypto assets. Prior to that, Ahmed spent time as a blockchain researcher in Shanghai, China. He has also worked for institutions such as Citibank, Dow Jones and Ofgem. Ahmed can also speak Arabic and Mandarin.

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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