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Sofie Blakstad

CEO hiveonline

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Sofie is CEO of multiple prize-winning startup hiveonline, helping communities of financially excluded entrepreneurs get access to credit and markets with blockchain and a digital behaviour score. Sofie previously built global banking systems, infrastructure and new businesses for 8 international banks before establishing hiveonline. She is author of "Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem" (Palgrave), "Blockchain: Gateway for Sustainability Linked Bonds" etc., and adviser to the UN, Green Digital Finance Alliance and Central Banks. Sofie is Chair of the Edinburgh Futures Institute's advisory panel.