Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement his moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021.
Blockchain has many applications – in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, energy trading, music, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services and many more. As a result the Blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on various industries and so it is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around this new business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.
Our speakers at this event are subject experts and they will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations, short tutorials, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.
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UNICOM has registered this program with GARP for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Attending this program qualifies for 7 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM®), please record this activity in your Credit Tracker.
Topics to be covered include:
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Crypto currencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology
Smart Contract management and Innovations
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
How to develop scalable solutions
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
We are inviting speakers [thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs] to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain technology and its applications. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
♦ Definition of Tokenization and its implication on the real world assets
♦ How the tokenization on the Blockchain could open a new horizon for wealth management institutions
♦ A deep dive into the tokenization process of non-bankable assets
♦ Challenges and opportunities of the Blockchain technology applied to the wealth management industry
♦ Conclusion and Q&A
Brian Platz, CEO, Fluree, PBC
Dan Gailey, CEO and Founder, Synapse
Dan Gailey will talk about how cryptocurrency and the blockchain can unlock massive potential for connecting all people, devices, and agents to build a global AI ecosystem that will power the AI economies of tomorrow.
Peter Mitchell and Christopher Murrer, Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich
Innovators are using blockchain technology to recreate transactions and the traditional roles played by the parties to those transactions. However, many laws depend on those traditional roles and trusted intermediaries for their function and coherence. This presentation will discuss how to navigate the uncertain regulatory waters of blockchain technology, addressing both Swiss and US legal issues related to securities registration, data privacy, tax compliance, and anti-money laundering rules.
DH Kim, CEO Finhaven Technology
Finhaven is building a blockchain-powered investment banking platform and a registered exchange for security tokens. The world needs regulated security tokens and a registered marketplace for them. And this will change the landscape of the capital markets.
Sebastian Förste, German Attorney at Law, WINHELLER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
The talk will give an overview of ICO regulation in the European Union and in selected countries. I will especially discuss banking supervisory law and prospectus requirements. I will conclude the talk with an outlook on coming regulation.
Peter Bryant, COO, Farma Trust
Breanna Faye – Experience Design Lead, rLoop
As a brief overview, the presentation will be around decentralising high-technology, and how that will help overcome the innovation bottleneck. Breanna will talk about how the idea of decentralising high technology led to the creation and evolution of rLoop, and how we’ve worked as a globally-distributed crowdsourced community of over 1,200, working on projects such as the hyperloop, human flight devices, and reimagining the future of work. rLoop is a blockchain-powered innovation platform and community that allows people to work on highly technological projects, with a focus on engineering and hardware. This leads to a discussion of how all industries can utilize the blockchain to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
Dr. Petar Tsankov, Research Scientist at ETH Zurich / Co-Founder, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich
Security concerns have repeatedly shaken the trust in handling billions of USD in decentralized smart contracts. It has become clear that writing secure smart contracts is a significant challenge. In this talk, I will present the first push-button verification tool for Ethereum smart contracts that is fully automated, easily extensible to new security vulnerabilities, and provides strong security guarantees.
Vitomir Jevremovic, CEO, Digital Mind Ltd.
VR All Art is a groundbreaking platform and a new marketplace for artists, galleries, museums and the general public to exhibit, explore and acquire art in virtual and augmented reality. VR All Art will use our own ArtCoins, a cryptocurrency (utility token) that utilizes blockchain technology to introduce new interactions and features into the world of the art trade, never before possible. The blockchain provides a distributed ledger that is used both for certification of transactions and as a new trading platform for real-world artifacts represented in the blockchain. We are changing the face of the art market and bringing it closer to people, and at the same time, using the blockchain, making art liquid like never before in history.
Stefan Schmidt, Unibright
Unibright is a team of business integration specialists offering a unified framework for blockchain based business integration.
Founded 2017 as a spin-off of the existing consulting company SPO Consulting GmbH (founded 1989), Unibright is the accelerator to bring business integration expertise into the blockchain world. The team consists of software engineers, architects, process specialists, blockchain specialists, testing engineers and use case designers.
The idea of the Unibright framework is to define business integration workflows visually, based on proven templates for different use cases. All needed objects like smart contracts, adatpers to connect to different systems and queries to monitor the ongoing process are then generated automatically.
Unibright is residing in Bingen, Germany.
Juan David Mendieta ,CEO and Co-founder, Keyrock
More than 150 crypto currency exchanges, 1200 tokens. How do we build a fair and efficient capital infrastructure?
Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
Blockchain enables the tokenisation of assets and open new horizon for asset holder and investors in the field of fragmented ownership
Kim Rom, Chief Gaming Officer, Kinguin Limited
In 2013 Kinguin started with the belief that gamers should be able to freely trade and monetize their digital property. A belief everyone at Kinguin share with a global community of six million gamers, to date we’ve saved this community more than $150 million USD.
In 2018 Kinguin introduces the future market for gaming, a simply conversational marketplace for smarter players - redefining where, how and what digital goods are monetized. Trade bots with deep community integration will enable trade on social media platforms, where player-to-player trade feel natural and welcomed.
Prozorov Danila, FIRELOTTO
Sascha Ragtschaa, CEO Chainium
We are asking society a big question. If we had our time again, would we create the equity market in the same way? Would we create a system which allows investment in just 1% of the world’s companies? Would we give middlemen such as banks and brokers the power to control access? Would we create a system which excludes billions of people from using it? The answer is surely no. Blockchain technology has allowed us to reinvent the way the world raises capital and buys and sells shares. Join Chainium to hear more.
Pascal Lauffer, CEO, FIMAT - BlockChain Financing
I consult in the world of Finance and see first hand how they struggle with innovation. My presentation is about the potential of BlockChain technology in the finance industry and how the industry is wrestling with it.
Ivan Kurnavin, Community Manager, Market.space
Market.space is a decentralized self-regulatory system for data storage, transmission and direct content distribution. It performs several non-standard functions which make it stand out from the likes:
♦ As a host aggregator, Market.space allows professional storage providers and data centers to thrive on leasing the unused storage capacities
♦ The system works as a marketplace, without imposed plans or transaction fees, which means affordable pricing
♦ With Market.space, authentic content can be distributed seamlessly and securely bypassing intermediaries and their fees. This function is intrinsically embedded in the system architecture while the competitors would need centralization or additional apps for it
Daniele Bernardi, DIAMAN Capital LTD
♦ Why Fintech will disrupt the financial industry.
♦ How to use the digital innovation.
♦ What is a hybrid platform for investments?
Zsolt Németh, R3Sec
How Blockchain technology can make a cutting-edge cybersecurity solution accessible to everyone.
Lili Cizelj, Business Intelligence Manager
Since forever, merchants wanted to know as much as possible about their customers in order to personalize their offer and increase sales. Nowadays, with enormous amount of offers on the internet, the importance of knowing the customer is bigger than ever. BehaviourExchange technology has been developed for B2C companies to identify their online visitors, know their personal characteristics and interests, so that webmasters can customize the website’s content in real time, offering products or services that correlate with visitor’s profile.
Yury Morozov, founder and CEO of BubbleTone Blockchain
BubbleTone Blockchain in Telecom solves the problems of inequality both for telecom operators and subscribers globally.
Adrian J Gallo, Midas Technologies
Introducing the Midas Project: a new portal to secure fund management for retail investors. How DLT and tokenization of assets change the way we invest and interact with financial markets.
Luka Prelevic, Co-founder, Energy Premier
In this presentation we will go through what does energy and electricity trading look like today and how blockchain can help advance this industry. We will also present one blockchain startup that is currently in their presale phase of the ICO, which already has a live product and lead users which are testing out the solution and providing early confirmation of usability.