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in which software and algorithms, rather than being a threat to our way of life, can supplement and improve these outdated institutions.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


November 22nd, 2022

10 things those in TradFi should consider when researching Web3 projects

An understanding of the overall ecosystem as well as the details of individual projects is essential for those in TradFi who are exploring Web3.

October 25th, 2022

13 things regulators should know when considering and crafting crypto regulations

Crypto is a new frontier, and before taking steps, regulators need to learn its nuances, not just rely on historic precedents.

October 6th, 2022

11 lessons crypto exchanges can learn from traditional markets

The crypto industry might gain traction and win consumer confidence more quickly by learning some do’s (and don’ts)  from traditional markets.

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.