Fintech Hub

The Fintech Hub enables attendees to gain hands-on experience with the technical infrastructure driving the modernization of money and will showcase 15 prominent companies, including Baton Systems, Digital Asset, EMTECH, Guidehouse, HBAR Foundation, Hyperledger, Innovate Finance, Kaleido, MITRE, Notoros, Ripple, Stellar Development Foundation, TRM Labs, Visa, and ZKProof. Representing solutions and use cases across the digital asset ecosystem, these companies demonstrate how their products are today solving for critical, global areas of interest, including privacy, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, cross-border transferability, scalability, and identity.

The Fintech Hub is an educational model supported by the Digital Dollar Project Participant Community. This community is dedicated to elevating private sector-led initiatives, promoting education around technology, and facilitating connections among key stakeholders to experiment with real-world use cases, thereby fostering improved data-driven decision-making.


During the convening, you’ll have the chance to meet and hear from innovative companies that are playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of finance. 

Tuesday, November 28th

 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Expert Conversation with MITRE: The Future of Digital Identity

                                                                    Chris Buchanan, Capabilities Area Lead for Digital Identity, MITRE

1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
Digital Asset Showcase: The Value of Connected Currency

                                                                    Darko Pilav, Director of CBDC and Payment Technology, Digital Asset

3:50 PM – 4:10 PM
Expert Conversation with Guidehouse and TRM Labs: Anti-money laundering, illicit finance, and compliance considerations

                                                                    Alma Angotti, Partner, Guidehouse

                                                                    Ari Redbord, Global Head of Policy and Governments Affairs, TRM Labs

Wednesday, November 29th

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Expert Conversation with HBAR Foundation: Stable Value Tokens in Web3

                                                                    Elaine Song, VP Strategy, HBAR Foundation

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Ripple Showcase: Redefining the Financial Landscape

                                                                    Joe Vollono, Director of CBDC Business Development, Ripple

                                                                    Lauren Berta, Product Manager, Ripple

2:05 PM – 2:30 PM
SWIFT and Kaleido: Connected Currencies – The Crucial Role of Interoperability and Integration

                                                                    Tom Zschach, Chief Innovation Officer, SWIFT

                                                                    Steve Cerveny, Founder and CEO, Kaleido

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
Expert Conversation with QEDIT: Privacy and The Future of Zero Knowledge Proofs

                                                                    Jonathan Rouach, Co-founder and CEO, QEDIT

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Stellar Showcase: The Future of Aid

                                                                    Paul Wong, Director of Product, Stellar Development Foundation

3:50 PM – 4:15 PM
Expert Conversation with Baton Systems: Practical DLT Use Cases in Banking

                                                                    Ronn Baker, Senior Director, Baton Systems

                                                                    Ravindra Madduri, Global Head of Product Management, Baton Systems

4:20 PM – 4:35 PM
Visa Showcase: HKMA Highlight

                                                                    Stuart Smith, Product Head for Tokenized Deposits, Visa 

4:35 PM – 4:50 PM
Innovate Finance: State of the Digital Pound

                                                                    Adam Jackson, Director of Policy, Innovate Finance

Featured Companies

Digital Asset

Digital Asset is a software company that modernizes legacy financial systems with Daml, our privacy-focused smart contract and blockchain platform for multi-party applications. Daml is the technology used by the Canton Network, an open interoperable blockchain network designed for regulated markets. The Canton Network is owned, operated, and used by financial market participants to unlock new opportunities across an interconnected flow of networked applications that span several use cases. Leading organizations across financial services, insurance, and other emerging markets are partnering with Digital Asset to tokenize assets, build new platforms, and create new products and services for the Canton Network.

Digital Asset Company Profile

Canton Network Slipsheet

RLN Slipsheet


Ripple is the leader in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, transforming how the world moves, manages, tokenizes and stores value. Ripple’s business solutions are faster, more transparent, and more cost effective – solving inefficiencies that have long defined the status quo. And together with partners and the larger developer community, we identify use cases where crypto technology will inspire new business models and create opportunity for more people. With every solution, we’re realizing a more sustainable global economy and planet – increasing access to inclusive and scalable financial systems while leveraging carbon neutral blockchain technology and a green digital asset, XRP. This is how we deliver on our mission to build crypto solutions for a world without economic borders.

Georgia’s central bank taps Ripple for digital currency pilot project

Colombia’s Central Bank Partners with Ripple to Explore Blockchain Use Cases

Ripple runs CBDC pilot with Pacific island nation of Palau

Ripple to Pilot Bhutan’s CBDC Using Private Ledger

Ripple to demonstrate tokenization in HKMA e-HKD pilot program using new CBDC platform


Kaleido is an enterprise-grade blockchain platform making digital assets and CBDCs radically simple for organizations to adopt. Kaleido makes it easy to connect to any type of blockchain network and get to production quickly with a full stack of pre-built services and APIs, all backed by enterprise-grade infrastructure.

That’s why companies from web3 startups to leading global enterprises to central banks are in production today on Kaleido, accelerating the digitization of their critical business processes and the adoption of digital asset technologies across industries worldwide.

Kaleido Asset Platform: a full stack platform for creating, managing, and tracking digital assets at institutional scale across public and private chains

Kaleido CBDC Regulated Sandbox: Quickly prototype, build, and test digital currencies while experimenting with the full spectrum of protocol and privacy options

Swift’s CBDC Sandbox: Phase 1 and Phase 2

Brazil’s DREX CBDC Pilot

DFCRC and Reserve Bank of Australia CBDC Research Project

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Project Atom


Powered by decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable networks, Stellar is paving the way to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology. The Stellar network empowers use cases like bulk disbursements, tokenization of real-world assets (RWAs), cross-border payments, global on-and-off-ramping, and more. It offers builders a protocol optimized for payments, with a design intended to keep fees low and provide transaction speeds that can scale with increased adoption. Founded in 2014, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) supports the continued development and growth of the Stellar network and serves NGOs, corporations, universities, small businesses, governments, and solo entrepreneurs through tooling, funding, and strategic collaborations.

Stellar Aid Assist is a first-of-its-kind aid disbursement system helping organizations deliver urgently-needed cash assistance to vulnerable populations quickly and transparently using digital currency. Organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), have used Stellar Aid Assist to deliver urgently-needed cash assistance to internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

Stellar Asset Sandbox

Stellar’s Ukraine Work

MoneyGram Access


Notoros is a distributed ledger platform built to overcome the technical and regulatory obstacles to mass adoption of blockchain technology, allowing businesses to synchronize data, operate smart contracts, and automate workflows across multiple domains.

The Notoros platform is modularized and customizable to suit the needs of any business, consortium, or government agency. It can be deployed to the cloud or on-premises and works with software written in any programming language. Through the platform’s unique architecture, businesses can easily enforce changing compliance requirements across multiple jurisdictions, adopt new governance models, and maintain data privacy.

In addition to addressing primary business needs, the Notoros platform reduces the cost of developing new applications and simplifies the integration of existing ones, including zero-knowledge proofs and EVM execution, so engineers do not have to waste time reinventing the wheel.

In 2022, the company graduated from the third cohort of the U.S. National Geospatial I Agency’s accelerator program and was in the first cohort of the University of Chicago’s Transform Accelerator in 2023.

The New Paradigm of Zero Trust – Spotify Podcast


As an independent, leading technology and research and development company, MITRE delivers a data-driven, system-of-systems engineering approach with a single shared mission: solving problems for a safer world. Through MITRE’s public-private partnerships and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), MITRE work across government and in partnership with industry and academia to tackle challenges on behalf of the nation’s agencies in both the civil and defense domains.

MITRE ATT&CK is a globally-accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations. The ATT&CK knowledge base is used as a foundation for the development of specific threat models and methodologies in the private sector, in government, and in the cybersecurity product and service community.

Financial Stability in Crypto-Assets

Stablecoin Regulatory Design: A Logic Model-Based Approach To Drive Public-Private Collaboration

Baton Systems

Baton Systems is a leading open post-trade network and platform that uses distributed ledger technologies to deliver real-time data workflow collaboration. The workflows (SmartContracts) facilitate riskless, on-demand, and instantaneous settlements of all assets for all wholesale market participants. Baton has settled over 12 trillion dollars of asset value to date and over 100 million transactions.

Baton’s Core-FX is a proven, scalable and resilient solution designed to help all global FX market participants to effectively eliminate settlement risk and achieve settlement in a matter of minutes with finality, using real assets held in real accounts, without the need for tokens. The solution is now being used by two of the world’s largest financial institutions to net and settle matched FX transactions on-demand, on a PvP basis, every day.

Baton’s Core-Collateral enables FCMs and Custodians to automate and optimize collateral management, and expedite the movement of cash and securities across the major CCPs.

Baton’s Core-Payments – already being deployed by a tier one bank -leverages Baton’s DLT workflows to automatically track and reconcile inbound cash settlements, and to orchestrate the release of outbound cash payments on the basis of configurable rules and real-time data.

Best FX Settlement and Risk Mitigation Solution Award


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 16,500 professionals in over 55 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit

Money Transmission – Anti-Money Laundering Considerations in a Digital World

Crypto Asks Lenders to Show Them the Money; Banks Hesitant

Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation

Central Bank Digital Currency: How can Federal Agencies Prepare?