Member Since 2022
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in which software and algorithms, rather than being a threat to our way of life, can supplement and improve these outdated institutions.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.
By taking control of one's own digital assets and private keys, individuals and institutions can ensure the security and flexibility of their assets.
To persuade TradFi firms and Web2 users to think outside the box, Web3 pioneers first have to do so themselves.
The crypto and blockchain industries may need to shed some insular tendencies to successfully attract prospective users.
Access to and use of financial services, known as financial inclusion, is crucial for economic growth and development.
An understanding of the overall ecosystem as well as the details of individual projects is essential for those in TradFi who are exploring Web3.
Crypto is a new frontier, and before taking steps, regulators need to learn its nuances, not just rely on historic precedents.
The crypto industry might gain traction and win consumer confidence more quickly by learning some do’s (and don’ts) from traditional markets.
Pioneering a new way of doing business always comes with both risks and rewards, and adopting crypto payments is no different.
To garner more adoption, the DeFi industry must proactively address both actual and perceived barriers to entry.
To fully realize the potential of blockchain technology, it’s important to understand possible limitations — and how to address them.
Blending strong customer service with a commitment to transparency can help new and growing crypto businesses earn market trust.
Crypto’s tools and methods can improve many business functions, from tightening transactions to building a loyal community.
Crypto leaders’ toughest challenge may be countering the widespread misinformation circulating about the industry.
From new financial solutions to community development through NFTs to gaming, crypto is set to make a splash in the months ahead.
There’s more than financial profit in using NFTs to build a brand.