Arkilio attended a great meetup hosted by Sunny Ray from Unocoin. Kudos to Sunny and Fintech Canada for putting together such an impressive roster of speakers and a well-organized meeting. We estimated close to 800 people have attended the meeting and an overflow room had to be used to accommodate everyone safely.

"Charlie Shrem's robotic incarnation" was admittedly the most entertaining part of the meeting. Imagine iPad mounted on a telescopic pole with a microphone, speakers and a camera all of it on two wheels and remotely controlled. See the pictures, you will love them.

Speakers that have left the most impression on Arkilio were Matthew Roszak, Charlie Shrem, Andrew Filipowski and Bill Barhydt. 

Matthew Roszak is a co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a blockchain enterprise software company. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, 

  
Charlie Shrem is a founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-­‐founder and former CEO at BitInstant LLC, an early Bitcoin startup that provided a secure, fast and convenient way of globally buying and selling Bitcoin.

Andrew Flip. Filipowski CEO, COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 80's and founder & CEO of Platinum technology, inc., 8th largest global software company at time of sale to CA for 4 billion dollars. 

Bill Barhydt CEO of Abra, a smartphone app developer of a non-custodial Bitcoin wallet that allows you to see the value of your funds in any world currency you choose. Goal at Abra is to be the WhatsApp of Money. 

Enjoy the pictures.

 Got in late, but overflow room is not where we wanted to be. Thank you for getting us in Antoine. All smiles!

Got in late, but overflow room is not where we wanted to be. Thank you for getting us in Antoine. All smiles!

 The room really is packed. No kidding!

The room really is packed. No kidding!

 Perianne Boring from Chamber of Digital Commerce providing an update on regulators' attitude towards the crypto startups.

Perianne Boring from Chamber of Digital Commerce providing an update on regulators' attitude towards the crypto startups.

 "Unsung" heroes of the crypto world. James Gonzales on Jason King's vision to connect abundance to poverty using a mobile app and bitcoin. It is not all about drugs and crime!!!

"Unsung" heroes of the crypto world. James Gonzales on Jason King's vision to connect abundance to poverty using a mobile app and bitcoin. It is not all about drugs and crime!!!

 Star of the evening, Charlie Shrem as a robot. Too bad my kids are not here. They would take him home.

Star of the evening, Charlie Shrem as a robot. Too bad my kids are not here. They would take him home.

 Andrew Fillipowski reminding the audience that future is hard to predict

Andrew Fillipowski reminding the audience that future is hard to predict

 How much off even the experts can be. McKinsey in 1980 forecasting cell phone adoption to be less than a million. It turned out to be 109 million.

How much off even the experts can be. McKinsey in 1980 forecasting cell phone adoption to be less than a million. It turned out to be 109 million.