Recapping March FinTech & PropTech Major Online Events

March was  a truly busy month in the FinTech and PropTech spaces, as many interesting events took place. Yael Tamar, Co-CEO and Co-founder of SolidBlock, was invited to pitch, speak, and panel at a number of important events. 

If you missed out on joining in live, , we have your back! Listed below are details about each event with  links to the videos recapping Yael’s talks. We invite you to take this opportunity to gain important industry knowledge to help you leverage your real estate investments.

Finance Meets Real Estate 

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On March 2, Yael Tamar, combining her rich personal experience and expertise on the subject of fintech and proptech, gave a well-attended talk on “Real Estate Tokenization as a Bridge to Finance 2.0,” as a guest on Stefan Tsvetkov’s podcast, Finance Meets Real Estate. Having suffered first-hand the effects of a centralized financial system in Crimea, Yael recounted the experience of her country changing hands—twice—and learning the meaning of a devalued currency. The desire to see a more decentralized financial system, DeFi, is what propelled Yael to co-found SolidBlock.

The Role of Women in Fintech

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Marking International Women’s Day, the Cyprus Fintech Summit: held a virtual panel session on March 8, with several notable all-women speakers, discussing the role of Women in Fintech. Paneling alongside Tamar Yael were  Eva Kaili – a Member of the European Parliament; Gisele Karekezi – Marketing and Communications Manager at Luge Capital; Natale Mastoroudes – Head of Human Resources; Aikaterini Konstantinidi – Director at Credit Suisse; and Dusica Lukac – Partner at DL Capital Partners. 

Smart Girls Exit First: Women Founders in Blockchain

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Soon after the online event with Cyprus Fintech Summit, Yael chaired a panel of her own on March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day. This was a valuable and fun conversation with women who have impacted the fintech world. They discussed their well-earned rise to the top of their field while overcoming gender equality and equity challenges. They also shared why women founders of start-ups have more fun. Yael’s special guests were Natalia Karayaneva, Propy Inc. CEO, and Firdosh Sheikh, co-founder/CEO of DRIFE. Despite being from disparate backgrounds and nationalities, each of these smart women related their experiences of sexualized office politics.

VC Shark-Tank Pitching Session: DeFi, Blockchain, Crypto 

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Shark-Tank Pitching Session is an online event where tech startup founders e-meet invited investors, business angels, active CVC and VC firms, to pitch their company’s core identity  and get immediate feedback! The aim is to empower startup teams in their fundraising journey, help active investors find new promising startups for their pipeline and facilitate deal-making between participants. This session was a special edition as it focused on Blockchain, NFT, Crypto and DeFi startups, giving the opportunity to learn from the best DeFi i startups and active DeFi investors in 2021! During this session, Yael Tamar adroitly pitched the value of SolidBlock’s property-backed digital securities and issuance platform to invited investors. 

Atlas One 

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George Nast, CEO & Co-Founder of Atlas One, hosted a webinar on March 17,  in which Yael dove deep into the world of real estate digital securities.  She gave the participants a look into world-class expertise in London residential real estate and introduced them to SolidBlock, the top digital securities platform that issued the most famous digital security, the AspenCoin. After presenting the AspenCoin case study, there was a discussion about the Real Estate Digital Securities market and at the end, there was enough time for a Q&A session. 

Institutional Adoption of Tokenization

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Yael Tamar talked on two separate occasions about the Institutional Adoption of Tokenisation at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2021: From Hype to Mainstream., on March 18. Attending this year’s online event were speakers and delegates from more than 35 countries, including investors, startups, enthusiasts, developers, corporations, policymakers, and regulators. This was s a chance for networking as the conference brought  together top thought-leaders, pioneers, and progressive professionals from across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, legal, media, and more, to create  an ecosystem for all to learn, network, and collaborate.

Podcast/Interview Request: Matt Kreiser

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Yael was interviewed on Matt Kreiser’s podcast show and talked about current topics related to tokenizing real and estate. They discussed how tokenizing real estate onto the blockchain helps ordinary people; why tokenizing real estate increases liquidity and unlocks value; a new rent-to-own model that will help working-class people own equity and more. 

Matt is a journalist, commentator and analyst passionate about pursuing the truth, something he describes as the greatest challenge and most exciting adventure. In an age of confusion, bickering and divisiveness Matt believes that how one interprets the news is often more important than the news itself.

3-1-3 Challenge podcast with Ryan Foland

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Yael Tamar, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of SolidBlock, sits in the 3-1-3 hot seat to invest in your investment potential. This 3-1-3 Challenge is not that simple, where it makes you boil down the messaging to 3 sentences, down to 1 sentence, and ultimately to just 3 words.

This episode covers everything from liquidity to moving countries. Hear how to invest in real estate, invest when you don’t have a ton to invest, why illiquidity scares people, how SolidBlock takes a unique approach to investing, and Yael’s upbringing that took her across the world. 

Security token summit

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During Yael’s visit to Dubai to partake in the Future Blockchain Summit this past December, she was one of the panelists invited to discuss Digital Currencies, Privacy and the Blockchain: Preventing a Dystopian Future. Fellow panelists were 

Oleksandr Borniakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Ukraine, Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Blockchain Center and Justas Pikelis, Co-Founder, Monetha. This discussion focused on how the introduction of blockchain-based digital currencies are posing new risks and uncertainties to potentially disrupt financial systems and in extension nations’ resilience and sovereignty. They also related to the question “how can preparation and regulation mitigate these risks to the financial ecosystem if we can’t agree on what they are?” This was a fascinating panel where all the experts shared future scenarios, both the ideal and the worst case. 

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#March was a busy month for Yael Tamar, as she pitched, spoke, and paneled a number of important events in the #FinTech and #PropTech spaces.

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Miriam Green

An award winning poet and author of The Lost Kitchen: Reflections and Recipes from an Alzheimer’s Caregiver (Black Opal Books, 2019), Miriam transitioned post-COVID into content writing. Miriam’s love of words has served her well. As a young writer she edited two newsletters at the Federal Reserve Board under Chairman Alan Greenspan. Miriam writes a blog at The Lost Kitchen, describing the hardships of caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s and featuring related recipes. She is a 30-year resident of Israel, and a mother of three.

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