Banks have long overseen the money system, but to date, Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) including crypto exchanges, specialist acquirers and FinTechs have embraced cryptocurrency more rapidly than the traditional financial services sector.

With the crypto market at $15.8 trillion and 300 million people holding crypto worldwide, what will the next few years look like for crypto and traditional financial services?

Hosted by The Paypers, this webinar brings together a panel of experts from Mode, Ripple, Banking Circle and Kraken to discuss where Banks are in the crypto adoption cycle and what’s next for them.
  • What does the growth of crypto mean for traditional financial services, and where are they in the crypto adoption cycle?
  • How can Banks add value in the crypto universe and what barriers are holding them back?
  • What is the role of DeFi and what is the impact on Banks?
  • What’s next for Banks and crypto?
Mishal Ruparel
Regional General Manager, APAC, Banking Circle
Mishal is part of the founding team at Banking Circle – an EQT-backed global financial infrastructure servicing Financial Institutions globally. As part of the senior leadership team, he has been responsible for leading the sales organisation globally before moving to Singapore where, as General Manager, APAC he is responsible for expanding Banking Circle in the APAC region.
With a career spanning 17+ years within banking and fintech, Mishal has held senior roles covering international business development, strategic partnerships and corporate finance globally for organisations such as FIS WorldPay, Barclays Bank and Fiserv.
Rita Liu
CEO/Board Member, Mode
Rita is the CEO of Mode, the FCA registered and publicly listed app that allows users to pay, save, earn and get paid in crypto all in one place. Prior to Mode, Rita worked at Alipay for 10 years where she held a number of senior roles, including Head of EMEA - overseeing the company’s overall business in the region, Head of Canada and later as CEO of Alipay (UK) Limited, serving on the board of the company.
Sendi Young
Managing Director, Europe, Ripple
Sendi is a fintech executive with extensive international experience in financial services/payments and consulting, with focus on strategy, business development, partnerships, and product commercialization. She is currently the Managing Director of Europe for Ripple, where she oversees strategy and business growth in the UK & Europe.

Before Ripple, Sendi spent 5 years at Mastercard in several leadership roles growing the Data & Services business; and led the Fintech & Digital Segment. Prior to Mastercard, Sendi delivered rapid operational optimisation to large corporates at the consultancy, AlixPartners; and led the development of a global cash management solution at HSBC. Sendi holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Economics from Brown University.
Maximilian Marenbach
Head of APAC Expansion, Banking and Payments, Kraken [Moderator]
Maximilian is Kraken's Head of APAC Expansion, Banking and Payments. He has a background in banking as well as project management and has been with Kraken for over 4 years. During his stint he managed to launch Kraken in multiple new markets with additional FIAT currencies and banking rails. He holds a Grande Ecole Master’s degree from EDHEC in France and is currently working on his Psychology degree.
Mélisande Mual
Publisher and Managing Director, The Paypers
Mélisande Mual is the publisher and owner of The Paypers, the global leading source of news and intelligence for professionals in payments, fintech and digital commerce. Prior to The Paypers, Mélisande held several leadership positions in leading B2B Publisher (Wolters Kluwer) and Telecom (KPN) companies.
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