Igor Khmel understands the world of finances is about to go through global changes. In order to be able to make his contribution to them, he enters the Stanford University to study finances.
Internship at Citadel Investment Group, one of the most profitable funds, where almost 100% of all employees know programming languages.
A turning point in the vision of perspectives and opportunities for financial market development - meeting Tim Draper, future advisor of Bancor.Network.
Igor Khmel convinces the head of the most profitable bank in Europe, Herman Gref to create the Sberbank Innovation lab, which Igor masterminds the lead of. Today it is the European leader in banking innovation.
Igor Khmel meets Ilham Hatypov and Dmitry Dolgov, founding the BANKEX company as an extension of the fintech innovation lab.
BANKEX Fintech Lab begins to operate on a daily basis, founders of the company come to work in it full-time.
BANKEX creates the department of blockchain development, making friends with Sasha Ivanov - the creator of WAVES Platform.
The BANKEX team wins the blockchain hachathon organized by the Life.SREDA financial group, creating a solution for p2p trading deals based on the Telegram messenger, capable of conducting transactions on the Ethereum blockchain.
BANKEX begins interaction in technical fields with the ChronoBank project team, that holds one of the first successful ICOs at the beginning of 2017, releasing the TIME token.
Through 2016 BANKEX Lab succeeds in signing contracts with 3 banks and deployment of 3 fintech products on the market: KYC, deposit exchange, crowdfunding marketplace.
Throughout the year BANKEX becomes the winner of more than 10 prestigious prizes and conferences in the fintech sector.
BANKEX and Microsoft sign a blockchain technological development partnership, receiving Microsoft Azure Sponsorship of $120000.
BANKEX Lab achieves operational profit for the first Product Owner of the BANKEX Proof-of-Asset Protocol ecosystem - the fintech subsidiary FinDelivery with a KYC Smart Asset.
BANKEX receives status of Securities Emission Advisor and becomes a Bank-as-a-Service platform. The BANKEX ecosystem is joined by six more banks. Additionally a strategic partnership is formed with the M-Deposit Stock Exchange.
Start of development of BANKEX asset tokenization business, the Proof-of-Asset Protocol is presented publicly and the first version of the BANKEX WhitePaper is created.
Rapid growth of the cryptocurrency market coincides with growth of BANKEX's team. BANKEX now counts over 50 employees worldwide.
Public acknowledgement of BANKEX — the company becomes one of the TOP-50 fintech companies worldwide.
BANKEX organizes the first proper fintech hackathon, where development teams invite banks to program together. Winners were awarded with preBKX WAVES tokens.
First achievements of the Proof-of-Asset Protocol: the product architecture is created, some of BANKEX's innovations are developed and tested, such as Blockchain Service Architecture, Smart Asset Tokenization, Smart Deal. The market reacts very positively. The Proof-of-Asset Protocol scheme is validated with global clients.
BANKEX releases PBKX tokens based on the Ethereum blockchain. Pre Token Sale is concluded within two weeks with a result of over $1 500 000.
The BANKEX team receives an award from Vitalik Buterin as winners of the blockchain hackathon.
Igor Khmel's presentation at FinTech Week in London strengthens interest towards BANKEX solutions from business.
During the BANKEX Asia RoadShow: Shenzhen, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore the company holds meetings with financial elites.
BANKEX business opened in New York, a partnership is established with American legal companies. BANKEX is joined by fintech titan and Bank-as-a-Service guru Chris Skinner.
Initial Smart Asset Offering beta version based on the Ethereum blockchain is launched.
We have released a Demo-version of our product, the Proof-of-Asset Protocol, which provides new sources of capital for real assets on a crypto-centric FinTech platform. We have created a MVP product, and it signifies a solution for business.
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