Co-founder and CEO, Moneyfold
Nikola Tchouparov is a serial entrepreneur focused on connecting public blockchains & regulated finance. He is co-founder and CEO of UK-based financial firm Moneyfold Ltd, where he launched the first regulation compliant stablecoins in Europe under the supervision of the FCA. He is involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry since 2013 and has experience with mining & trading crypto, investing in ICO’s & STO’s, smart contracts, DEX’s (decentralised exchanges). Nikola is a contributor to the Bank of England’s RTGS Renewal Programme, and to EBA’s policy on innovation and regulatory sandboxes. In his previous career Nikola implemented financial derivatives trading and risk management systems at large firms across Europe, North America and Africa.
What is it about FinTech that excites you?
Building new and exciting products that push the boundaries of what is possible.
What do you envisage being the biggest development in FinTech in the next 5 years?
Huge liquidity injections from central banks (new money printing) and how blockchain based FinTech solutions provide a way forward.
What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?
3D printing, antique shops and sleeping.
What is the biggest change that you have witnessed in the sector over the past 12 months?
The advent of stablecoins – I no longer need to spend hours explaining what they are.
Who would be your top 3 dinner party guests and why?
Because they are full of insights.
- Elon Musk
- Dalai Lama
- Alvin Toffler