Agenda

Bitcoin for Professionals
Friday, 26th January 2018

08:00

Registration

09:00 

Welcome, introduction & warm-up

09:15 

The financial system today

  • Currencies in general
  • The origins of cryptocurrencies
  • Trends in fiat currencies
  • The key differences between the main cryptocurrencies today

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

How Bitcoin works

  • What is mining?
  • Who are the main miners around the world?
  • What happens when users pay with bitcoin?
  • What happens after it is mined?
  • Why is its code unbreakable?
  • Likelihood of bitcoin becoming currency

11:30

The players who define bitcoin today 

  • What are regulators most worried about?
  • What are the attempts to legislate it and prevent money laundering?
  • Why bitcoin has the reputation it has today?
  • The key investors today including hedge funds
  • The players who will shape the industry going forward
  • How to assess different players and what they need to demonstrate in order to be credible and sustainable

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Investing in cryptocurrencies

  • How have their valuation performed until now?
  • What are the reasons for their volatility?
  • What are the factors being given for the value of cryptocurrencies going up today?
  • The rise of crypto futures market – impact on stability of prices

14:30

The ICO phenomenon

  • What is ICO and what is the difference with IPO?
  • How did this phenomenon start?
  • Case studies and features of successful ICOs
  • The regulators’ dilemma
  • ICO as an investment opportunity

15:30

Tea break

16:00

Cryptocurrencies and Finance

  • How is blockchain transforming financial services and in what areas?
  • What are the potentials for financial institutions to incorporate cryptocurrencies in their business models?
  • How likely will crypto-banks evolve?

17:00

Summary – What does the networked future look like?
Seminar conclusion

* Please note that this is a working agenda and topics and speakers will be updated frequently.

For more information, please contact
Hafezah Saleh
Programme Manager
The Asian Banker
hsaleh@theasianbanker.com
Tel: 65 62366506


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