50p proposals for round the year

50p proposals for round the year

A conference on India's payments ecosystem by HasGeek

Submit proposals on:

  • Technology challenges

    • Integration of payment services (UPI, BharatQR, RuPay, AePS)
    • Handling failed transactions and offline transactions
    • CDN and building infrastructure to scale
    • Handling failures and breaches; redressal and response mechanisms
    • Web standards for payments (Chrome payments API, Status code 402)
  • Interoperability of payment methods

    • Building PoS terminals to maximize acceptance
    • Interchange and exchange fees
  • Wallets, payment banks

    • Scope for innovation and Over The Top (OTT) services
    • Catching up to banking (Deposits, savings schemes, lending)
    • Closed loop, semi-loop and open-loop wallets
    • Authentication, security and fraud detection
  • Credit & debit cards, IMPS and contactless payments

    • New technology in payments
    • Contactless payments (NFC, MSFT)
  • Payments by design in infrastructure

    • Transit cards
    • NFC payments
    • Building better infrastructure and handling scale
    • Adoption issues of transit cards
    • IoT in payments: vending machines, fuel pumps, toll booths etc
  • Security and authentication

    • KYC requirements, process and tech stack
    • Security vs convenience
    • PCI Compliance: Myths and Facts
    • Data security and protection
    • Fairness, Accountability and Transparency for ML in transaction data
    • Preventing bias in data driven decision making
    • Tackling socially engineered attacks, phishing and spoofing
    • Compliance, bank mandates, ISO certifications on the cloud
  • Building payment products and business models

    • Just in Time lending
    • Payment bots and automated payments
    • Credit based on alternative lending data
    • P2P lending
    • Cross border payments and remittances
    • Escrow services
    • Recurring billing and subscriptions
    • Building business models for Value Added Services
    • Using AI and ML in FinTech
    • Credit monitoring and personal finance

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

  • Technology challenges

    • Scaling with blockchain
    • Interoperability of tokens and coins
    • Designing systems to handle price surges
    • Distributed databases
    • Ripple (RTXP vs RTGS), Hyperledger (Distributed ledgers and supply chain management) and digital asset management
    • Digital identity
    • Remittances and escrow
  • Building products and business models

    • Increasing user adoption and developing consumer awareness
    • Cryptocurrencies in brick and mortar stores
    • Building with distributed consensus technologies
    • Where to use blockchain?
    • Scaling challenges and optimizing transaction costs
    • Hardware wallets and software wallets
    • Financial inclusion and serving the underserved
    • Invoice discounting
    • Scope for innovation in blockchain based products
    • Blockchain in the enterprise
    • Blockchain on the cloud
    • Blockchain for distributed storage
  • Investments and alternate lending methods

    • P2P lending and investments
    • ICOs, alt-coins and investments
    • Microlending
  • Grievance redressal, Security and Authentication

    • Security and safety of exchanges
    • Anonymous payments
  • Regulation and policy

    • Navigating the blockchain consortia
    • Regulating ICOs and token sale
    • Navigating the Indian regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies


  • Building products and services:

    • Cross border fund transfer and escrow services
    • Remittances and clearing houses
    • Central billing services
    • Using technology as an enabler for inclusion
    • Building banking products (cardless EMIs, deferred payments etc)
    • Reaching marginalized, traditionally unbanked communities
    • Lessons from blockchain in openness
  • Technology challenges

    • Challenges in IT deployment
    • Overview of RTGS, NEFT - comparison to IMPS, UPI etc
    • Direct Beneficiary Transfer - Challenges
    • Security of banking systems
    • Is compliance and regulations limiting scope for innovation in banking?
    • Products based on using alternate consumer data
    • Onboarding challenges - building for next billion
    • Fully digital banking: dream to reality
  • Security, authentication and scaling

    • Data analytics and fraud detection
    • Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in ML/DL
  • History of banking

Payments space in India

  • Regulatory challenges

    • Increasing consumer participation - activated citizens
    • Understanding regulations - Policy 101
    • Framing regulations - Fin Tech policy wish list
    • Lessons from South East Asia - building scalable payment products
  • Technology challenges

    • Building interoperable system
    • Acceptance mechanisms
    • Adoption of cloud and distributed technology stacks
    • Future technology roadmap
    • Localization and accessibility of digital products

This funnel is open round the year for meetups and smaller conferences in different cities. Submit right away!

Hosted by

50p, formerly an annual conference held in 2017 and 2018 on digital payments - is turning into round-the-year forum for conversations and collaborations on the #payments ecosystem, and associated #fintech topics. Follow 50p on Twitter. more

Hosted by

50p, formerly an annual conference held in 2017 and 2018 on digital payments - is turning into round-the-year forum for conversations and collaborations on the #payments ecosystem, and associated #fintech topics. Follow 50p on Twitter. more