Day 2 - 26 April 2019
Fintech, Securities & Regulation: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
B3i - The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative
Out of the lab and into the business
- Understand the basics of blockchain for insurance business application
- Make sure it is not a solution looking for a problem
- Some of the applications being worked on today
Co-founder & Chairman
Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.
Morning Keynote: The Future of U.S. Regulation in the Crypto Space
- SEC and CFTC initiatives
- IRS focus on cryptocurrency transactions
- S. Congressional Legislation on the way?
- 50 States, 50 standards?
The Token Revolution – Blockchain; Where we came from and where we may be going?
Tokenomics 101 with Blockchain News publisher Richard Kastelein who will not just present a historical perspective on Blockchain but also will show some of the projects he has worked on, as well as some of the ones that have crossed his desk.
Kastelein will also talk about tokenization and the potential shift to a new form of economics (tokenomics) which some say, may disintermediate not only venture capitalism but emerging, new forms of funding and token-based, financial instruments may be the beginning of a shift to liquidity being created by the people – from the bottom up rather than the top down.
Panel: Maximising the potential of blockchain for financial services
- Identifying applications: what problems can blockchain technology realistically solve?
- Building partnerships: how can FinTechs and incumbents drive innovation together?
- What regulatory implication must we bear in mind?
- When can we realistically hope to see widespread adoption of blockchain technology in financial services?
Crystal Blockchain Analytics, Bitfury Group
Digital Assets Should Be Safe For Everyone
– An Overview of the Digital Asset Industry Landscape
– Key Business Issues in the Era of the Crypto Economy
– The Expansion of Risk Management for Digital Assets
– The Evolution of Compliance and Trusted Transactor Ecosystems
Gibraltar: Jurisdiction of Choice for Crypto Funds
- The launch of an innovative regulatory framework for DLT providers
- Gibraltar as a recognised as a world leader for crypto business & centre of excellence for crypto funds
- A flexible experienced investor fund regime with a specific code of conduct for crypto funds
- A regulated financial services provider to assist with the successful set-up & ongoing administration of crypto funds across various jurisdictions
Afternoon keynote: Bank of England, Payments and Fintech, what next?
- Why is the Bank of England interested in Fintech?
- What are we doing?
- What are we going to do next?
Co-Founder & CEO
02:30PM - Day 2
Head of Blockchain Technology
London Stock Exchange Group
02:30PM - Day 2
Panel: Blockchain and the evolution of investment
- Looking to the future of equity markets – how will asset management change?
- The changing behaviour of investors – Tokenisation of assets
- Opening up to a new marketplace of millennials
- Do we actually need the intermediaries?
Blockchain in the finance Industry – A practitioner’s guide to making sense & adoption
- Identifying & defining the business problem & challenges that could potentially be solved using Blockchain
- How to choose which projects to address & how to avoid failure
- Working with a minimum viable ecosystem, right partners, stakeholders to drive adoption.
Panel: Crypto and blockchain – Threat or opportunity for financial services?
- Traditional banking methods – Current dependence on centralized service providers or entities.
- Pros & cons of Decentralized Financial System. Barriers & regulation.
- Timeline of the movement. The extent & limitations on the inclusion of blockchain, crypto asset, & currencies.
- How blockchain can innovate FINTECH products & services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection & pricing, & reducing admin costs.
- Advantages of security, borderless transaction settlement, efficient payment clearance, secondary Market Trading & Clearing, Primary Market Issuance, & IPOs.
Implications of a Digitized & Tokenized World Economy
- The fundamental shortcomings of the internet and it’s evolution into a fully capable commerce platform with native digital monies and assets.
- The new phase of competition – how well funded companies and projects will compete for this new developing set of opportunities.