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Sponsors
Bybit
Ripple
Stellar
Organisers
NUS FTS
NUS FTL

ABOUT FINTECH MONTH

Event Montage

NUS Fintech Month constitutes a series of workshops and panel discussions designed to give university and polytechnic students an insight into the world of Fintech. The workshops range from beginner to advance levels, allowing everyone to participate regardless of background.

Additionally, there will be a hackathon where a real-world problem will be tackled using Fintech, thus demonstrating the usefulness of this technology in a real world context. We are anticipating rapid sign ups, with more than 300 students participating, so be sure to register early with your team of 2 - 5 to ensure your slot is reserved!

TIMELINE

HACKATHON

About

The theme for this upcoming hackathon is all about "Next-Generation Decentralized Applications", such as DeFi, wallets, cross-chain applications, or even introducing decentralized technologies to different industries

Objective

Promote the development of the world's blockchain. Explore and push ideas to their fullest potential, and may the best team win!

Who can join?

All students from tertiary education institutes around the world are welcome to sign up for the hackathon. You don't necessarily have to be from NUS!

Why join us?

You will have the opportunity to work on real-world challenges, gain invaluable exposure to the Fintech industry and work closely with your team in the spirit of creativity and learning.

*If you require help in finding team members, feel free to join this Telegram group

PRIZES

Hackathon Prizes

Stand a chance to win highly attractive cash prizes!

prizes

$15000

1st Prize

$10000

2nd Prize

$5000

3rd Prize

OTHER PRIZES

Most Creative

$2500

Best Business Case

$2500

Easy Domain Application

$2500

Public Favourite

$2500

Judges Award

$2500

Applicable for Bybit

$2500

BitDAO-Worthy

$2500

Best Code Design

$2500

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIUMS

Acquire your knowledge from experienced speakers in the industry.

Enrol now to earn your verifiable certificates of participation!

*Attendance would be taken during the workshops

SPONSOR SPEAKERS
Igneus Terrenus

Igneus Terrenus

Head of Communications

Bybit

Jerina Ang

Jerina Ang

Senior HR Business Partner

Bybit

Jason Liew

Jason Liew

Product Lead

Bybit

Anke Liu

Anke Liu

Community and Events Manager

Stellar

Tyler van der Hoeven

Tyler van der Hoeven

Ecosystem Engineer

Stellar

GUEST SPEAKERS
Amanda Ong

Amanda Ong

Country Manager of Singapore, Head of PR

StashAway

Gavin Chia

Gavin Chia

Managing Director

Futu Singapore

Ernest Tay

Ernest Tay

Head of Sales

Spenmo

David Wang

David Wang

Founder & CEO

Helicap

Tomas Molin

Tomas Molin

Manager of Messari Governor

Messari

John Gu

John Gu

Founder & CEO

AlphaLab Capital

Deepak Khanna

Deepak Khanna

Head of Wealth and Trading

Revolut

Arjun Khanna

Arjun Khanna

Strategy and Operations Manager

Revolut

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Participants will earn a verifiable certificate of participation when participating in each workshop.
  • Registration and full attendance

    are required, in order to receive the certificates.
  • Attendance will be taken during the workshops.
  • To be eligible for the certificate,

    please use the same email address

    used during registration to enter the Zoom session(s).
Introductory Workshops
Natural Language Processing in Fintech
Natural Language Processing in Fintech

Speakers:

Machine Learning Department (NUS Fintech Society)

Date:

05 Jan 2022

Time:

1100-1200

Location:

Recording:

Model Interpretability in Risk Analytics
Model Interpretability in Risk Analytics

Speakers:

Machine Learning Department (NUS Fintech Society)

Date:

06 Jan 2022

Time:

1100-1200

Location:

Recording:

Intro to Blockchain
Intro to Blockchain

Speakers:

Blockchain Department (NUS Fintech Society)

Date:

07 Jan 2022

Time:

1100-1200

Location:

Recording:

Web2 to Web3 : The New Internet
Web2 to Web3 : The New Internet

Speakers:

Blockchain Department (NUS Fintech Society)

Date:

08 Jan 2022

Time:

1100-1200

Location:

Recording:

Industry Workshops
Intro to Asset Tokenisation
Intro to Asset Tokenisation

Speakers:

Eric Neo (HG Exchange)

Lee Jun Wei (HG Exchange)

Date:

10 Jan 2022

Time:

1600-1700

Location:

Recording:

Stocks vs Crypto
Stocks vs Crypto

Speakers:

Jason Liew (Bybit)

Date:

11 Jan 2022

Time:

1600-1700

Location:

Recording:

Getting Started with Stellar
Getting Started with Stellar

Speakers:

Anke Liu (Stellar)

Tyler van der Hoeven (Stellar)

Date:

11 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

How Revolut makes foreign exchange faster and cheaper than traditional money changers?
How Revolut makes foreign exchange faster and cheaper than traditional money changers?

Speakers:

Arjun Khanna (Revolut)

Date:

12 Jan 2022

Time:

1600-1700

Location:

Recording:

Introduction to Market Making
Introduction to Market Making

Speakers:

John Gu (AlphaLab Capital)

Date:

12 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

Navigating the Multi-Chain Landscape
Navigating the Multi-Chain Landscape

Speakers:

Sam Wong (OIO Singapore)

Date:

13 Jan 2022

Time:

1600-1700

Location:

Recording:

NFT - State of the Art
NFT - State of the Art

Speakers:

Tomohiro Nakamura (StartBahn)

Daniel Lui (StartBahn)

Date:

13 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

Crypto for Decentralized Systems
Crypto for Decentralized Systems

Speakers:

Kareem Shehata (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

19 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

Decentralized Social Networks
Decentralized Social Networks

Speakers:

Aashish Kolluri (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

19 Jan 2022

Time:

2100-2200

Location:

Recording:

Secure and Scalable Smart Contracts
Secure and Scalable Smart Contracts

Speakers:

Ilya Sergey (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

20 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

Algorithmic Scalability of Blockchain Protocols
Algorithmic Scalability of Blockchain Protocols

Speakers:

Prateek Saxena (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

20 Jan 2022

Time:

2100-2200

Location:

Recording:

Distributed Protocol Verification
Distributed Protocol Verification

Speakers:

Ilya Sergey (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

21 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2100

Location:

Recording:

Security of Layer-0 Blockchain Networks
Security of Layer-0 Blockchain Networks

Speakers:

Muoi Tran (NUS Crystal Center)

Date:

21 Jan 2022

Time:

2100-2200

Location:

Recording:

Symposiums
FinTech for Personal Finance
FinTech for Personal Finance

Speakers:

Igneus Terrenus (Bybit)

Gavin Chia (Futu Singapore)

Amanda Ong (Stashaway)

Deepak Khanna (Revolut)

Moderator:

Su Shane Yeoh (NUS Fintech Society)

Date:

10 Jan 2022

Time:

2000-2130

Location:

Recording:

Careers in Fintech (General)
Careers in Fintech (General)

Speakers:

Ernest Teh Jia En (Spenmo)

David Z Wang (Helicap)

E Teng Tay (SeaMoney)

Moderator:

Prof. Keith Carter (NUS Fintech Labs)

Date:

14 Jan 2022

Time:

1830-2000

Location:

Recording:

Careers in Crypto
Careers in Crypto

Speakers:

Jerina Ang (Bybit)

Arthur Cheong (DeFiance Capital)

Gene Yan (Octava)

Tomas Molin (Messari)

Moderator:

Hum Qing Ze (Tribe)

Date:

14 Jan 2022

Time:

1930-2130

Location:

Recording:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answer: All students from tertiary education institutes around the world are welcome to sign up for the hackathon. You don’t necessarily have to be from NUS!

Answer: The team should consist of 2-5 members. Team members need not be from the same school. Please appoint a team leader to be the main point of contact.

Answer: Sign-up links will be made available when registration opens. You may retrieve the links from our social media (Instagram, Telegram, LinkedIn). For overseas students, the links will be disseminated to their faculty who will then assist in disseminating the sign up links to them.

Each team should only sign up once. Please appoint a team leader and fill up all team members’ particulars as stated in the form.

In case of any changes, do email our team at nusfintech.ops@gmail.com.

Answer: There are a total of 2 stages, Ideation and Prototyping.

In the Ideation Stage, teams have 4 days to conduct research and ideation for their solution to the problem statement. Top half of participating teams will be selected after the Ideation Stage to move on to the Prototyping Stage to code out their prototype or MVP (minimum viable product). The prototypes will then be assessed to select the finalists of the hackathon, who will be invited to attend the demo day. These teams will be pitching their prototypes to a panel of distinguished judges who are made up of industry experts and professors to compete for the top prizes. For teams outside of Singapore, this presentation will be done virtually over zoom.

Answer: Most of the hackathon will be conducted remotely, except for the demo day where finalists who are in Singapore will be invited to do a Live presentation on NUS campus to a panel of judges.

Answer: Submissions for both stages will be in the form of a short video recording (10mins) where the idea or prototype can be presented in any way the team thinks is best. The videos are to be uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video, and the video link submitted via Google Forms.

Answer: Please email our team at nusfintech.ops@gmail.com

Answer: Sign-up links will be made available when registration opens. You may retrieve the links from our social media (Instagram, Telegram, LinkedIn).

There will be 3 separate forms, first for introductory workshops, second for industry workshops, and third for symposiums. Under each form, please indicate all the sessions that you are keen on attending.

Answer: Introductory and Industry workshops will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Some symposiums will be conducted physically with online live streaming.

Answer: No. The workshops are meant to better equip all participants, regardless of their background, for the hackathon. If you do not require any additional help/guidance, you need not sign up for the workshops.

Answer: Yes, you may still sign up for the workshops.

Answer: There is no limit to the maximum number of workshops you can sign up for.

Answer: No, in view of COVID-19 restrictions, only the finalist teams based in Singapore will be invited down to the venue. For overseas finalists, they will be presenting via Zoom. However, a Live Stream event will be made available to the rest of the participants.

Answer: No, but you are highly encouraged to join us for an exciting lineup of pitches made by our finalist teams to a panel of external judges!

CREDITS

Sponsors
Bybit
Ripple
Stellar
Organisers
NUS FTS
NUS FTL
Partners
AlphaLab Capital
DeFiance Capital
Futu Singapore
Helicap
Messari
Octava
Revolut
Spenmo
Stashaway
SeaMoney
OIO
Startbahn
Moledao
HG Exchange

CONTACT US

Event Queries and Potential Partnerships:

nusfintech.ops@gmail.com

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