In Conversation with Barry E James – Founding Chair BBFTA, CEO,          


About Barry:
Author of ‘New Routes to Funding’, the handbook of modern funding, I write, educate and advise on Fintech and Blockchain innovation, regulation and transparency.

I contribute the weekly Token Intelligence column to CityAM and am a regular contributor and media commentator elsewhere including the FT, The Times, BBC, Crowdfund Insider, and Bankless Times, writing on topics around Blockchain, ICOs, Crowdfunding and the Token Economy, Fintech, Funding and Finance.

A pioneer of crowdfunding and ICO eco-systems, I am an advisor to the British Blockchain Association and founded The Crowdfunding Centre, Token Intelligence and I conceived and was first to advocate creation of the UK FCA’s ‘Innovation Unit’, resulting in the first regulatory ‘Sandbox’, now emulated internationally. I created and chair Crowdfunding:Deep Impact, the UK’s first annual conference on the subject and founded TheCrowdDataCenter.

A scientist and psychologist by training, my professional career and expertise, spanning more than 30 years, is in creating award-winning software architectures and providing global data and informed leadership in #Fintech #Blockchain #RegTech, #ICOs & #Crowdfunding.

I’m a Visiting Fellow at The University of Portsmouth Business School and work with leading UK & US Universities on Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurship research.

International public speaking appearances include Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Mumbai, Calgary, Auckland, New Zealand and BxFintech, France’s first FinTech conference.

Pro-bono work includes co-chairing and heading the Secretariat for the UK All-Party-Parliamentary-Group on Crowdfunding & Non-Bank Finance.

About British Blockchain & Frontier Technologies Association:
The BBFTA is a growing network of experts, influencers, decision makers and entrepreneurs dedicated to increasing the understanding and adoption of blockchain and other frontier technologies.

BBFTA services include networking opportunities, Insights, Training, Education and Promotional Opportunities.

The BBFTA is open to everyone and offers memberships at both the corporate and individual level where corporate membership is available to those organisations involved in blockchain and other frontier technologies and those in sectors affected (or likely to be) by disruption through decentralisation etc.
Individual membership is available in three tiers, Online (free), Full (£7/month) and Pro (£22/month) each offering different levels of benefits and giving new and potential members a flexible way of engaging in the association depending on their needs.

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