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FFCON19: How Coinsquare Survived the Death Knell of Crypto Winter and Promising Spring Trends (CDGO, Coinsquare, Thomas Jankowski)


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April 3-Day 1 of the 2019 Fintech & Financing Conference in Toronto at venue partner Gowling WLG Office. Thomas Jankowski, Chief Digital and Growth Officer at Coinsquare, talks about updating 12 month old playbooks (which are no longer relevant), maintaining healthy balance sheets, diversification and hedge strategies, investing (eg., M&A), building and preparing for growth. Thomas also talks about volume growth, imminent regulation, stablecoins, EIOs, custody, interoperability and remaining Fearless!

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FFCON19: How Coinsquare Survived the Death Knell of Crypto Winter and Promising Spring Trends (CDGO, Coinsquare, Thomas Jankowski)

  1. 1. How Coinsquare Survived the Death Knell of Crypto Winter 1 and the Most Promising Trends this Spring @thomasjankowski @coinsquare CDGO
  2. 2. Surviving Crypto Winter 2 Because we all want to stick around.
  3. 3. SURVIVING CRYPTO WINTER Healthy balance sheet Plan for a two year runway Assume some commoditization Trim fat everywhere 3
  4. 4. SURVIVING CRYPTO WINTER Diversify & hedge Contemplate micro-pivots Research other business models Don’t (try to) time the market 4
  5. 5. SURVIVING CRYPTO WINTER Invest & build Acquire for tech & market share Build up core platform Focus on safety & regulation 5
  6. 6. SURVIVING CRYPTO WINTER Course correct Change the story, especially on education Maximize efficiency Consolidate & join forces 6
  7. 7. SURVIVING CRYPTO WINTER Prep for growth Optimize sales & marketing Get systems ready for next wave of scale Accelerate product roadmap 7
  8. 8. Industry trends 8 Because evolution takes time & experimentation.
  9. 9. TRENDS Volumes on the rise BTC on-chain tx @ 400K | daily vol ~ 40B Significant altcoin movement with intrinsic potential (BNB, EOS, ADA, XLM) Big movements in crypto derivatives 9
  10. 10. TRENDS Regulation is coming Regulatory participation worldwide is increasing & getting smarter Slight clash of AML/KYC with GDPR Decentralization still unresolved 10
  11. 11. TRENDS The rise of stablecoins Hybrid ‘mass’ adoption More than just Tether Institutional / government interests 11
  12. 12. TRENDS Vehicles of interest Custody → Staking / lending ICO → IEO → STO Utility → Merchant / remittance Fraud, interoperability, gaming, privacy all areas of interest. 12
  13. 13. IN SHORT Remain Fearless All adoption curves are alike & we’re still in the first 2.5% of the curve reserved for innovation & very early adoption. Blockchain based tech barely started changing the world but it’s already triggered a new digital age Reduction of uncertainty remains core to all blockchain development 13
  14. 14. Thomas Jankowski Chief Digital & Growth Officer @coinsquare