Day 2 - 21 September 2022

10:00AM

Chairperson’s Welcome: An Introduction to Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets in 2022

Chairperson’s welcome and opening remarks. 

10:15AM

Menno Martens

Former Distributed Ledger Technology Expert

De Nederlandsche Bank

Associated Talks:

10:15AM - Day 2

View Presentation: The Age-Old Debate – which coins will win?

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Milan de Reede

Crypto Expert

De Nederlandsche Bank

Associated Talks:

10:15AM - Day 2

View Presentation: The Age-Old Debate – which coins will win?

04:10PM - Day 1

View Panel: The Absence of Regulation in the Digital Assets Landscape

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Presentation: The Age-Old Debate – which coins will win?

  • Recognising prosperity – what are the indicators of a strong blockchain?   
  • What can lessons have we learnt from the last decade of cryptocurrency?   
  • Macro-considerations – scalability, sustainability, and scope.  
. Menno Martens, Former Distributed Ledger Technology Expert, De Nederlandsche Bank
. Milan de Reede, Crypto Expert, De Nederlandsche Bank

10:45AM

Keynote: The Future of Digitalised Currency

  • Mapping the Growth of Digitalised Currency – Identifying indicators of progress.  
  • What are the aims for digitalised currency in 2022-2025?  
  • The Art of Persuasion – how to bring round the critics and move closer to ubiquitous adoption.  
  • Starting up and settling in – what is the advice for new innovators in the field? 

11:30AM

Nordea Senior Representative

Associated Talks:

11:30AM - Day 2

View Panel: Integrating CBDCs into the Financial Ecosystem

02:40PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Comparing Public, Private and Permissioned Blockchains

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Anikó Szombati

Executive Director - Chief Digital Officer

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Associated Talks:

11:30AM - Day 2

View Panel: Integrating CBDCs into the Financial Ecosystem

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Vasant Viswanathan

Director, Co-Head of Digital Assets

Citi Global Markets

Associated Talks:

11:30AM - Day 2

View Panel: Integrating CBDCs into the Financial Ecosystem

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Panel: Integrating CBDCs into the Financial Ecosystem

  • How will CBDCs function in the context of Europe, and how will this differ to the rest of the world? 
  • Is the European financial system ready for CBDCs? 
  • How might CBDCs to impact financial markets?
  • What can we expect to see next for CBDCs globally?   
. Nordea Senior Representative, ,
. Anikó Szombati, Executive Director - Chief Digital Officer, Magyar Nemzeti Bank
. Vasant Viswanathan, Director, Co-Head of Digital Assets, Citi Global Markets

12:10PM

Presentation: Adoption and Optimisation of CBDCs

  • Britcoin or Shitcoin – Why are some rich countries hesitant to adopt Central Bank Digital Currencies?  
  • On-boarding problems – what infrastructural adjustments are required to adopt a CBDC?  
  • Wholesale, or retail, or both?   
  • Use cases – what can we learn from countries who already have CBDCs? 

12:40PM

Presentation: The Exchange Game – Who To Trust?

  • In line with current digital assets trends, which exchange functions are likely to become more popular this year? 
  • DEXs – an autonomous utopia or the wild west? 
  • Making Crypto Accessible – how essential is platform usability, and should there be more emphasis on education? 

01:00PM

Lunch & Networking Break

01:40PM

Dr. Alireza Dorfard

Head of Market Data + Services

Deutsche Börse

Associated Talks:

01:40PM - Day 2

View Panel: DeFi 2.0

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Panel: DeFi 2.0

  • Smart contracts for financial accessibility – what are the user benefits of decentralised finance? 
  • What improvements will we see with DeFi 2.0?  
  • Footprint analytics – what types of DeFi projects are looking to dominate the market share in the coming year? 
. Dr. Alireza Dorfard, Head of Market Data + Services, Deutsche Börse

02:20PM

Presentation: Giving AltCoins the Spotlight

  • AltCoins – a dated name?   
  • The ease of coin creation and the potential consequences of market saturation 
  • How to recognise a good investment 

02:40PM

Presentation: Pushing BitCoin into the Mainstream

  • Will we see more major companies adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender?  
  • How can retail banks keep up?   
  • Health and Safety – Is there increased security risk in cutting out intermediaries?   

02:50PM

Presentation: Let’s Talk About Going Public

  • Working up to ICO/IDO – the checklist for new ideas?  
  • How to attract attention and win over the market   
  • Seize the moment – post-ICO/IDO strategy 

03:00PM

Gerben Kijne

Product Manager, Blockchain

UNICEF (GIGA)

Associated Talks:

03:00PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Connecting every school to the Internet – how blockchain can help?

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Presentation: Connecting every school to the Internet – how blockchain can help?

More from UNICEF to follow soon…

. Gerben Kijne, Product Manager, Blockchain, UNICEF (GIGA)

03:30PM

End of Day 2

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