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in which software and algorithms, rather than being a threat to our way of life, can supplement and improve these outdated institutions.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


July 5th, 2022

12 factors businesses should consider before accepting crypto payments

Pioneering a new way of doing business always comes with both risks and rewards, and adopting crypto payments is no different. 

June 28th, 2022

15 ways the DeFi industry can build credibility and garner more adoption

To garner more adoption, the DeFi industry must proactively address both actual and perceived barriers to entry. 

May 26th, 2022

12 things crypto newcomers need to know about blockchain scalability

To fully realize the potential of blockchain technology, it’s important to understand possible limitations — and how to address them.

May 19th, 2022

11 ways crypto leaders are working to build trust in their market

Blending strong customer service with a commitment to transparency can help new and growing crypto businesses earn market trust.