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Background and Focus

The early traders of bitcoin, (the original cryptocurrency), were mesmerised by the spell to get rich quickly. But the majority made full use of the anonymity that this trading afforded, and hundreds of millions were spent in buying drugs, demanding ransoms and stealing after hacking faulty codes. Inspite of this, believers and devotees still thought that cryptoassets could be valued at trillions.

However, in 2020 the bitcoin prices collapsed as coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc in the financial markets. In March last year, the crypto mood turned more positive when massive investments into bitcoin were made by billionaire hedge managers and institutional investors.

We are now seeing the rise of an ecosystem known as decentralised finance (DeFi). Ethereum is a blockchain network application on which most DeFi applications are built. This application is growing fast and its prime targets are conventional banks as it can work without having to maintain the huge infrastructure, maintaining trusts, clearinghouses, compliance to capital rules and courts. The ride still remains bumpy and volatile, but the overall direction has been up –“from around $0.08 in 2010, bitcoin hit a high of just below $67,000 in October this year.” (FT)No one know where this revolution will end, but it looks that there will be a transformation in how money works and so in the entire digital world.

Programme Structure:

Commercial banking

  • R3 CEV – a start up helping to set up a private BC – 40 banks supported: UBS, Barclays, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, RBS, Bank of America.
  • Depository – Trust & Clearing
  • Retail banks and Global Exchanges

Payments

  • Reverting to BNPL (Buy now Pay Later)
  • Non-fungible tokens (NFT) – Example of The Economist’s sale of 18 Sept issue cover: Down the rabbit hole: The promise and perils of decentralised finance [DeFi-land] for 9.9 ether around $420,000
  • Auction at Christie in NFTs of a work by Beeple, a digital artist for $69.3m

Risk Management

Trade

  • Supply Chain finances

Capital Markets

Regulatory Compliance

  • Central banks cannot avoid it so will try to regulate it
  • Secure Fund transfer

Who will benefit:

Banking & Financial services

Government sectors

Real Estate

Construction Industry

Telecom

IT services

Venture Capital

Insurance

Exchanges, Clearing houses & Remittances

Payment Processing, Mining

Cyber Security

Bitcoin Wallets, Exchanges

Legal Advisory

Consulting & Advisory

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Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

We at UNICOM strive to be a leading provider of knowledge to the business community and to engage the global business community as a specialised provider of knowledge. We strive to do this maintaining a culture of co-operation, commitment and trust. We want every UNICOM conference and training day to be a safe and productive environment for everyone – a place to share research and innovation and to build professional networks. To that end, we will enforce a code of conduct throughout all our events. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our approach is that our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion. We do not tolerate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Please bring your concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff.

Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start-up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and vision in these three fields. Please let us know too if you would like to participate in the panel sessions only.

We are also planning short “how to do” sessions or full-day workshops to run as pre or post conference events. Let us know if you have a related topic that you want to run as a workshop or an extended briefing.

Please complete the speaker’s response form submit a proposal to present at this event.

PROGRAMME UNDER DEVELOPMENT

DAY ONE
DAY TWO

10:50: UNICOM’s Introduction

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: Panel Session

13:05: Tool showcase and break

13:15: Speaker to be announced

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Speaker to be announced

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Speaker to be announced

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: Speaker to be announced

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel Session

16:05: END OF DAY ONE

10:50: UNICOM’s Introduction

10:55: Introduction to sponsors

11:00: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

11:20: Q&A Session

11:32: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

11:52: Q&A Session

12:04: Keynote: Speaker to be announced

12:24: Q&A Session

12:36: Panel Session

13:05: Tool showcase and break

13:15: Speaker to be announced

13:35: Q&A Discussion

13:47: Speaker to be announced

14:07: Q&A Session

14:20: Tool showcase and break

14:30: Speaker to be announced

14:50: Q&A Discussion

15:02: Speaker to be announced

15:22: Q&A Discussion

15:34: Panel Session

16:05: END OF CONFERENCE

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