June 23, 2016
The British Museum, London


Download the WIRED Money 2015 agenda here (PDF)

“Incredible day. Superb event, many many thanks.”
Pat Phelan
Cofounder and CEO, Trustev (Main stage speaker)

“I really enjoyed it. I have to say, that I never have experienced such a professional organization and treatment!! Chapeau!!!”
Matthias Kroner
Founder and CEO, Fidor Bank (Main stage speaker)

“I had a blast, met great people, and was seriously impressed by the organisation. I know what goes into that!”
Philipp Moehring
AngelList (Main stage speaker)

“Just a quick note to say thanks for having us at Wired Money, it was a great event and provided lots of fuel and contacts to get the cogs whirring.”
Lex Deak
Managing Partner, QVentures (Startup stage speaker)

“Thank you for a great event yesterday. I really enjoyed the variety of speakers and the quality of their presentations. As a side note, one of the best networking events I have been a part of — some truly creative and amazing people were in attendance.”
Chris Severson
Chief Controls Office, Infrastructure — Investment Bank (delegate)

“As I expected, it was a fabulous event and not only did I have a great time, but I learned so much.”
Amy ter Haar
Chief Executive Officer, FLOW INC. (delegate)

“Simply impressive. Loads of feedback but at the core, great insights.”
Ben Jones
AKQA (delegate)


In July 2015 WIRED Money returned for its third year, this time in partnership with global financial services group BBVA. This landmark one-day summit at The British Museum assembled the most exciting forward-thinking innovators and captivating thought leaders in money, banking and finance.

The international line-up of speakers covered a fascinating range of topics including the evolving role of digital currencies, issues of security and trust, crowdfunding, friction-free transactions and the democratisation of investment and lending.

WIRED Money will return on June 23, 2016. Check back soon for speaker updates and agenda announcements.

VIDEO: WIRED Money 2015 highlights

For more WIRED Money 2015 coverage, visit the WIRED hub


  • Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Executive chair of the board, Kiva

Serial entrepreneur, investor and P2P authority Julie Hanna is executive chair of the board at crowd lending site Kiva.

  • SamirDesai

Samir Desai

CEO & cofounder, Funding Circle

Samir Desai’s Funding Circle is a P2P platform for businesses to secure loans.

  • CelineLazorthes

Céline Lazorthes

Founder & CEO, Leetchi and MANGOPAY

Céline Lazorthes founded money collection site MANGOPAY, as well as an email-based money transfer platform, Leetchi.

  • Jonathan Vaux

Jonathan Vaux

Executive director, innovations partnering, Visa Europe

Jonathan Vaux is responsible for ensuring Visa stays at the fore of payments, as digital disruption rapidly changes the retail landscape.

  • Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez

Francisco González

Chairman & CEO, BBVA

Francisco González, who started out as an IT programmer before becoming an entrepreneur, runs multinational Spanish banking group, BBVA .

  • Brian Forde

Brian Forde

Director of digital currency, MIT Media Lab

Brian Forde leads the exploration of digital currencies at MIT Media Lab; he’s also advised the White House on mobile and data innovation.

  • Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas M Antonopoulos

Entrepreneur & author, Mastering Bitcoin

Bitcoin authority Andreas M Antonopoulos developed the first masters degree in digital currencies; he also hosts the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast.

  • Valentin Stalf

Valentin Stalf

Cofounder & CEO, NUMBER26

NUMBER26 cofounder Valentin Stalf has built a smartphone-based bank account for European consumers.

  • Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

Founder, Invoke Capital; advisor to Darktrace

Investor and advisor Mike Lynch founded software company Autonomy in 1996. It was acquired for $11 billion.

  • IsmailAhmed

Ismail Ahmed

CEO & founder, WorldRemit

Ismail Ahmed’s startup helps people send money abroad – without the prohibitive costs.

  • stefan thomas

Stefan Thomas

CTO, Ripple Labs

Stefan Thomas helped build the Ripple protocol -- a way to connect the world's financial systems to enable secure and instant payments in any currency.

  • Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi

CEO & founder, GoCardless

Hiroki Takeuchi's GoCardless is simplifying Direct Debit payments for over ten thousand SMEs.

  • PeterSmith

Peter Smith

CEO & cofounder, Blockchain

Cryptocurrency advocate Peter Smith is the CEO of Blockchain, a London startup that's trying to change the way the world transacts by building a safe and secure Bitcoin wallet.

  • Roelant Prins

Roelant Prins

CCO, Adyen

The former head of payments at RBS, Prins now works at Adyen, a platform that enables merchants to accept almost any type of payment, anywhere in the world.

  • DarrenWestlake

Darren Westlake

CEO & cofounder, Crowdcube

Darren Westlake will highlight why traditional funding methods are broken and demonstrate how the crowd can offer a solution.

  • Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya

CEO & founder, InVenture

Shivani Siroya will present her model for disrupting credit scoring in emerging markets.

  • Raphael Ouzan

Raphael Ouzan

Founder, CTO & head of products, BillGuard

Raphael Ouzan will explain the opportunity to bring down financial incumbents and reinvent every layer of banking with UX and data innovation.

  • TaavetHinrikus

Taavet Hinrikus

Cofounder, TransferWise

Taavet Hinrikus was Skype’s first employee, before cofounding TransferWise – now valued at $1 billion.

  • AlexaClay

Alexa Clay

Co-author, The Misfit Economy

Alexa Clay will offer innovation insights she’s learned from pirates, hackers and criminal gangs during her research.

VIDEO: WIRED Money 2015 highlights

For more WIRED Money 2015 coverage, visit the WIRED hub


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