Introduction to Crypto Finance Forum (CFF) with Antoine Scalia, Founder & CEO, Cryptio
Welcome to the Crypto Finance Forum (CFF), where the crypto industry's finest minds gather to explore the ever-evolving world of crypto finance. In this blog, we'll provide an overview of the inaugural forum and the insights shared by Antoine Scalia, Founder & CEO of Cryptio.
A unique gathering of crypto finance experts
The forum assembles a diverse group of finance professionals, controllers, auditors, accountants, and CFOs who work within the crypto space. These professionals have converged to share their knowledge and expertise in the burgeoning crypto finance landscape.
About Cryptio: Pioneering crypto accounting solutions
Before delving into the conference's specifics, Antoine takes a moment to introduce Cryptio, a leading player in the crypto accounting space. Cryptio is an accounting back office platform for digital assets. The company's journey began six years ago, and today it proudly serves over 350+ customers. These clients include leading crypto enterprises like Consensys, Uniswap, 1Inch, Gnosis, and NEAR.
Cryptio's reach extends beyond crypto-native firms to large corporations and financial institutions, with Bancolombia and Chivo (Govt. of El Salvador).
"Cryptio is an accounting back office platform for digital assets, and we are proud to have been a part of this incredible journey for the last six years."
Collaboration: The heart of crypto finance
The core ethos of the Crypto Finance Forum is collaboration. Antoine emphasizes that bringing finance professionals, accountants, and auditors together is central to the forum's mission. This collaborative spirit has been at the heart of the crypto industry since its inception, and it continues to drive innovation.
"We started with a bet on the corporate adoption of digital assets, and through collaboration with industry pioneers, we're defining best practices in crypto accounting, tax, and audit."
The right time for CFF: Maturating of the industry
Antoine points out that the Crypto Finance Forum has come at precisely the right time. The crypto industry has undergone significant transformation and growth. Just a few years ago, an event of this nature would have attracted maybe around 20 people. The industry, its use cases, the stakeholders, and the prevailing mindset have all evolved. The crypto industry is now mature enough to host an event like CFF, catering to the needs and expectations of a much broader audience.
"The industry is now mature enough to have this type of event. We've seen a shift from the startup mentality to a focus on auditability and compliance, especially with financial institutions dominating the space."
What to expect at the Crypto Finance Forum
The Crypto Finance Forum promises a wealth of insights and knowledge-sharing. The event boasts an impressive lineup of sessions featuring some of the most influential figures in the crypto finance world. Attendees can look forward to engaging with finance leaders, controllers, accountants, and auditors from top organizations like Marathon Digital Holdings, Grayscale, FASB, CoinShares, OpenSea, PwC, EY, Deloitte, and many more. This diversity of stakeholders ensures a comprehensive perspective on the current state and future directions of the industry.
"At the Crypto Finance Forum, we have sessions from the best people in the space, representing all types of stakeholders in the crypto finance ecosystem."
Acknowledgment to sponsors
The success of the Crypto Finance Forum is made possible through support of sponsors. The forum extends its gratitude to sponsors Kaiko, Request Finance, and Protocol Labs. These sponsors were chosen not only for their financial support but also for their alignment with Cryptio's values and their unique contributions to the crypto finance space.
As we embark on the Crypto Finance Forum, we anticipate thought-provoking discussions and collaborative endeavors that will shape the future of crypto finance. Stay tuned for more insights and updates from CFF, and let's explore the exciting journey ahead in the crypto finance realm.