The project's VISION forms

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.

Start of BANKEX Fintech Lab

Igor Khmel meets Ilham Hatypov and Dmitry Dolgov, founding the BANKEX company as an extension of the fintech innovation lab
June • 2016
BANKEX Fintech Lab begins to operate on a daily basis, founders of the company come to work in it full-time
August • 2016
BANKEX creates the department of blockchain development, making friends with Sasha Ivanov - the creator of WAVES Platform
September • 2016
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.
October • 2016
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

First success in the world of finance

December • 2016
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
February • 2017
BANKEX and Microsoft sign a blockchain technological development partnership, receiving Microsoft Azure Sponsorship of $120000
March • 2017
Bankex Lab in partnership with Dostavista has launched KYC Provider that has served 8 banks in Eastern Europe
March • 2017
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

BANKEX Evolution: FinTech = BaaS + Blockchain

April • 2017
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
May • 2017
Rapid growth of the cryptocurrency market coincides with growth of BANKEX's team. BANKEX now counts over 50 employees worldwide.
May • 2017
Public acknowledgement of BANKEX — the company becomes one of the TOP-50 fintech companies worldwide
June • 2017
BANKEX organizes the first proper fintech hackathon, where development teams invite banks to program together. Winners were awarded with preBKX WAVES tokens
July • 2017
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.

Public acknowledgement of BANKEX — TokenSale

July • 2017
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
August • 2017
The BANKEX team receives an award from Vitalik Buterin as winners of the blockchain hackathon
August • 2017
Igor Khmel's presentation at FinTech Week in London strengthens interest towards BANKEX solutions from business
September • 2017
During the BANKEX Asia RoadShow: Shenzhen, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore the company holds meetings with financial elites
September • 2017
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
September • 2017
Initial Smart Asset Offering MVP version based on the Ethereum blockchain is launched
October • 2017
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
October • 2017
BANKEX enables new sources of capital for real assets with publicly auditable decentralized banking. In this demo we will show you BANKEX technology might be used for mortgage bond contracts
October • 2017
BKX 代币发售

Asset-Backed Exchange BANKEX

1Q-2Q 2018

1Q-2Q 2018

  • BANKEX KYC Adapter
  • First Plasma Light commercial implementation
  • Initial Smart Asset Offer (ISAO): First Smart Asset Token Sale
  • Aggregation of necessary licences and permissions
  • Establish partnerships with banks and exchanges
  • Multicurrency Token Sale Engine for the fintech community
3Q-4Q 2018

3Q-4Q 2018

  • The First Blockchain Smart Asset World Conference in Las Vegas
  • BANKEX Smart Asset Market Exchange
  • Personal portfolio management system/terminal
  • Creation of the universal constructor of renewable smart-contracts
  • Starting BANKEX operations in Switzerland
  • Recruiting the Asset Community to do product mining, develop and design methods within the Product Mining schematic
  • Launching cryptocurrency derivatives
1Q-2Q 2019

1Q-2Q 2019

  • BANKEX Crypto-Fiat Custodian
  • BANKEX Foundation Mechanism
  • ISAO enhancement: independent Smart Tokens formation of Asset community groups
  • Integrating basic conventional banking services with crypto economy (BaaS)
  • Launching standardized smart asset tokens creation service
3Q-4Q 2019

3Q-4Q 2019

  • Smart Asset Certification Center
  • BANKEX Co-investment crypto-fund for ISAO
  • Acquiring the banking license
  • Providing legal, corporate, tax, licensing support for banking services in leading countries
  • Privacy preserving tools / zkSNARKs for Plasma network

Financial bridge for two worlds: Crypto & FIAT