37coins creates mobile money platforms that leverage blockchain technology to open new emerging markets. 37coins’ first product is SMS Wallet, you can send and receive money anywhere in the world via Bitcoin with a simple feature phone. No internet or a smartphone required.
37coins.com | @37coins @zobroj @johba
AlphaPoint is a technology company that powers digital currency exchanges and provides institutions aggregate access and order routing to digital currency markets. As the world's leading white label exchange provider, AlphaPoint powers several of the largest Bitcoin exchanges worldwide, and is led by a seasoned team with 35+ years in financial technology.
AlphaPoint.com | @AlphaPointLive
Alt-Options is a young and innovative financial service startup that aims to become the most popular platform for digital currency derivatives trading. Our exchange offers clients the unique opportunity to trade American style options on Bitcoin with the help of tools not yet present in the current market space. Utilizing these tools on our liquid trading platform will allow our clients to efficiently hedge and speculate on Bitcoin.
Bitwage is making international payroll better. To work with international employees, employers face reduced operational efficiency,working with several payroll and payment systems. On average, the cost of sending payments internationally is 8% and takes between 5 and 7 days for funds to be received. Bitwage has created a one-stop shop payroll and payments platform that reduces costs and international transfer times by up to 90% leveraging blockchain technology.
Cardinal Wind provides financial risk analysis software for the global renewable energy industry. We help Wall Street make better investment decisions and make more money when investing in renewable energy. Our software enables confident investing by using technical and engineering data along with patented machine learning algorithm technology to forecast an asset’s future performance. The data-driven approach to our software provides banks, asset managers and developers with more accurate valuations and better insights on financial risk.
CardinalWind.com | @cardinalwindinc
Splitwise is the easiest way to share bills with friends and family. Users keep track of split expenses and IOUs using Splitwise's free apps on iPhone, Android and web. Our vision is to build products that reduce the stress and awkwardness that money places on relationships. Splitwise users shared over $1B USD in 2014 and Splitwise is used by people in over 150 countries around the world.
WeFinance is a new loan crowdfunding platform driven by borrowers' real identities and personal connections. Borrowers raise funds on terms they choose from their own networks and beyond, leading to lower interest rates and fewer defaults. Following a series of beta borrower batches, WeFinance launched publicly in early April.
The MIT FinTech club is a group of MIT students from different industry backgrounds and academic disciplines who have come together to explore, discuss, and collaborate on financial technology and innovation.
Our aim is to make MIT and the broader Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem a hub for financial disruption and innovation by building a strong community of students, entrepreneurs, investors, hustlers, and hackers from every part of the Boston community!
This unique combination of participants allows for the exploration, creation and development of solutions to common investor protection challenges facing the industry.
The Buildathon is part of FINRA’s Innovation Outreach Initiative, through which FINRA seeks to engage with the industry, investors, and other key stakeholders on matters involving significant financial innovation. The student run MIT FinTech Club is proud to partner with FINRA and Deloitte on this collaborative effort to launch this groundbreaking event.
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