Future of Financial Services Summit brings together fintech experts and thought leaders to share the latest information on career opportunities, decentralized finance and investment strategies.

NEW YORK, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BLACK CORPORATE will present its first summit on the future of financial services: Fintech, cryptocurrency and black wealth from 6:00 PM EST on July 28. With black Americans more focused than ever on wealth creation, the opportunities for wealth creation have never been greater. The Black Enterprise Future of Financial Services Summit will inform and inspire attendees to become fully engaged participants in the latest investment opportunities with cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), and more. The latest in a series of virtual events produced by BLACK CORPORATE To meet the demand for diversity, equity, inclusion, and economic justice for Black Americans, the 2022 Wealth Building & Real Estate Summit is presented by Prudential.

The Future of Financial Services Summit will feature candid and engaging conversations with leading experts on cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, investing, and careers in fintech. The one-day virtual event will provide attendees with actionable solutions and key resources to capitalize on the opportunities presented by a financial services industry being transformed by fintech and the growing demand for cryptocurrency and digital tokens in as an emerging asset class, especially among African Americans.

“We know black people are excited about the potential of cryptocurrency, NFTs and blockchain to open up new avenues of black wealth creation,” says BLACK CORPORATE CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “According to the latest Ariel Schwab survey of black investors, out of six financial products – bank savings account, individual stocks, equity mutual funds, cryptocurrency, individual bonds, bond mutual funds – cryptocurrency is the only one held by a higher proportion of black people than whites. About 38% of black investors under 40 own digital tokens, compared to 29% of their white counterparts. Overall, twice as many black respondents as white respondents ranked crypto as the best investment choice overall.”

Confirmed speakers for the Black Enterprise Future of Financial Services Summit include Larry Wade Senior Director, Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Currencies, RLCO BP, PayPal; Imari OlivierFounder and CEO, Bond & Play; Michael BosquetCFA, Financial Planner, Greater Metro Financial Group, Prudential Advisors; Deidra Ramsey-McIntyreFounder, Black People & Cryptocurrency; Derek JonesFounder and CEO, UnitedCoin Inc.; Matt Mitchellhacker and founder, CryptoHarlem; La Mont Connie, Sr. Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager – Fintech Division, Bank of America; and Kenneth JohnsonChairman, East Coast Executives.

Attendees of the 2022 Virtual Summit on the Future of Black Business Financial Services will gain insight into:

  • Cryptocurrency: a new asset class for black investors
  • Understand and explore the usefulness of blockchain
  • Career Opportunities in Fintech
  • Financial and crypto advisors: helping you shape your investment strategies

The Black Enterprise Wealth Building & Real Estate Summit runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Thursday, July 28, 2022. Prudential is the presenting sponsor of this event. For free registration and more information on sessions and speakers, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: Interested press should contact Alfred Edmund Jr. at 201-243-8269 or by email at [email protected].

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