Day 2

29 November 2018

Cryptocurrency & Financial Services

This track explores the original use for Blockchain; cryptocurrencies, along with ways Blockchain will transform the Financial Services industry. It has been a rollercoaster of a year for the Crypto world, with dizzying fluctuation and tighter regulation around ICOs and token sales, but is the future bright? Will using Blockchain technology to build a new infrastructure in the financial capital markets have benefits that outweigh the risks? Hear from the experts in these field on their view of the marketplace.

09:10AM

Cryptocurrency & Financial Services: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

09:30AM

Morning Keynote: Blockchain – turning the financial world on its head

10:00AM

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?
  • When can we realistically hope to see widespread adoption of blockchain technology in financial services?

 

10:40AM

Blockchain and insurance

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:20AM

Distributed Ledger Technology: Turning theory into practice

11:40AM

Cryptocurrency and banks- a new economy or a new asset class?

12:00PM

Panel: The future of Crypto finance

  • The potential of crypto currencies in corporate finance
  • Will regulation and taxation involving cryptocurrencies affect their potential?
  • Will cryptocurrencies help prevent terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud and tax evasion or promote it?
  • Will cryptocurrency exchange be successful worldwide? Issues with international exchange

12:40PM

The rise of the crypto-asset class

01:00PM

Networking Lunch

02:00PM

Afternoon Keynote: The future of US regulation

02:30PM

Panel: Crypto-securities & regulation

  • How will the regulatory implications effect token sales?
  • Security around cryptocurrencies
  • Regulation and Litigation cases

03:10PM

Blockchain innovation in wealth and asset management

03:30PM

Networking Break

03:50PM

Crypto-exchanges

04:10PM

Examining the token sale market in Asia

04:30PM

End of year review – Current trends and issues with cryptofinance

05:00PM

Session Close