FinTech 2022 Online Conference – VALR CEO Farzam Ehsani on Crypto Innovation

Farzam Ehsani is the co-founder and CEO of VALR, a leading South African cryptocurrency exchange.

He created the company in April 2018 and since then it has become the largest independent cryptocurrency exchange on the continent, offering clients the opportunity to trade over 60 crypto assets using Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP or ZAR.

Prior to founding VALR, Ehsani worked at Rand Merchant Bank for over six years and was Head of Blockchain for the last two years.

He is passionate about how cryptocurrency can transform the world’s financial systems and eliminate the segregation created by country borders.

At this conference, Ehsani talks about how continuous innovation has led VALR to success.

He talks about two of VALR’s latest innovations – the VALR Pay instant payment service and the ability for customers to buy cryptocurrencies with credit and debit cards.

Ehsani also suggests how other FinTech industries can draw inspiration from organizations working in the crypto space.

He then reveals the controversy between fintech companies who believe that crypto should be used and those who believe it is too unpredictable to integrate into their business models.

He concludes by giving predictions of how the cryptocurrency industry will develop in the coming months and years.

Watch the full conference session with Farzam Ehsani below.