John Wingate

Member Since 2022

John Wingate



Dallas/Fort Worth Area

An expert on transformational technology, financial innovation, regulation and laws, entrepreneurship and business, Wingate argues that society’s centrally managed gatekeepers – governments, journalists, and corporations – are incapable of imposing order on the chaos of our decentralized, online existence. His talks present an alternative in which software and algorithms, rather than being a threat to our way of life, can supplement and improve these outdated institutions. Along the way, he helps people and businesses connect new models for economic success, supplanting data-controlling middlemen and giving people access to markets and audiences on their own terms. Wingate presents a vision of what he calls Social Capitalism that emphasizes transparency, objectivity, and integrity so that human beings can thrive and participate with direct benefits in what will be an evolution of creativity and collaborative innovation. Wingate is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BankSocial (a Fivancial, Inc. service aimed at radically evolving and transforming trusted financial institutions of the future), a Founder and President of BlockAdvocates, Inc. (a 510c3 focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency education and evangelism), a lecturer at Kings College London (Dickson School of Law), and an advisor to Blockchain and Crypto startups worldwide.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Software Engineering


March 23rd, 2023

SEC promotes self-custody and DeFi staking

By taking control of one's own digital assets and private keys, individuals and institutions can ensure the security and flexibility of their assets.

February 23rd, 2023

16 ways crypto leaders can help bridge the gap between Web3 and TradFi

To persuade TradFi firms and Web2 users to think outside the box, Web3 pioneers first have to do so themselves.

February 21st, 2023

16 ways blockchain and crypto leaders can better educate prospective users

The crypto and blockchain industries may need to shed some insular tendencies to successfully attract prospective users.

February 10th, 2023

The role of cryptocurrency in advancing financial inclusion

Access to and use of financial services, known as financial inclusion, is crucial for economic growth and development.