Arifa Khan, CEO, is a crypto pioneer who authored the first ever Concept Paper on decentralising capital markets (June 2017) and inventor of security tokens. She later architected a platform ecosystem for capital markets participants in her revolutionary white paper published and presented to Nick Szabo on 25 May 2018. She founded HCX in 2017 – a decentralized stock exchange that runs trustlessly on smart contracts – to bring that vision to reality and traveled the world for a full year to educate non crypto savvy people in remote corners, on the benefits of self-issuing security tokens. HCX is the first-of-its-kind disruption which automates the role of investment banks and empowers entrepreneurs around the world to issue their own security tokens.
Arifa Khan is India Partner of the Ethereum Foundation and leads Ethereum’s community development efforts in India & Middle East. She has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. She is a sought-after international public speaker and has given keynote talks at several global forums such as Crypto Investor Show London, Bengaluru Tech Summit, D10e Davos, Ethereum India Summit, Blockchain UA Kiev, Blockchain & ICO Summit Istanbul, Hybrid Block Macau Summit, Himalaya Crypto Summit 2018. She is listed among Top 100 Fintech influencers by Lattice80.