Exclusive Interview With Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder of BanQu

The LTP Team had the pleasure of interviewing Ashish Gadnis, one of the Co-founders of BanQu, a software technology company on a mission to connect refugees, the displaced, and the world’s poorest to the global economy through a secure, portable digital identity that maintains transaction history through a proprietary blockchain-based platform.

BanQu aims to gather all meaningful data about the person into a profile that will allow people to step out of poverty. The wide mobile phone adoption in African countries allows BanQu to create a personal digital profile comprised of various records of personal financial and other activities. That profile is recognized and accepted by financial institutions as a legitimate identification information and will allow people to access formal financial services and enable US-based financial institutions to actively participate in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

The company’s vision is to

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