Workshop 2 Blockchain

Workshop 2 Blockchain

Workshop 2: Blockchain - November 7

8:30 Registration and breakfast

9:00 Blockchain after the hype - how is blockchain changing?

  • Challenges that financial institutions struggle with including financial crime, regulation and internal structures that might be helped with blockchain technology
  • How institutions are transitioning to blockchain and what capabilities does blockchain have to make your business more efficient?
  • Why is blockchain safe and what are the volumes traded?
  • Costs of trading on blockchain and investment strategy
  • Risks to consider and due diligence to perform 
  • A look at the current state of cryptoeconomics

9:45 Blockchain as a true asset class

  • What is blockchain and how to trade it?
  • Trading volumes and liquidity depths
  • What are blockchain’s tradable assets?
  • Blochchain enabled smart contracts

10:30 Morning coffee break

11:00 Blockchain risk management – is blockchain trading worth the risks it carries?

  • How can we minimize the high risk blockchain brings?
  • Liquidity risk and public exchange 
  • De-risking blockchain trading
  • Potential illegal activity and how to spot it?
  • Cryptofinance and the importance of privacy

11:45 Regulatory landscape of digital money

  • Different regulatory agencies commenting on how blockchain is currently regulated
  • Planned regulatory realistic timelines for blockchain and how they can these expectations can be managed by the industry
  • New government and its initiatives to reduce regulations and how this can improve blockchain trading
  • Which regulations are going to get cut?

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Panel: Market trading, liquidity and pricing on blockchain

  • How can small institutions trade with bigger blockchain players?
  • What a typical liquidity description of assets traded on blockchain?
  • Is blockchain undervalued and what is the true blockchain value?
  • Struggles to convince banks to trade on blockchain – what are their main concerns and are they valid?
  • Concerns shared by the high net worth investors 

2:15  Benefits of distributed ledger technologies for financial industries vs legacy systems used by banks

  • Instant settlements
  • Improve capital optimization
  • Reduction of counterparty risks
  • Improved contractual performance due to smart contracts
  • Increased transparency
  • Increased financial solutions in times of crisis
  • Reduced error handling and reconciliation
  • The application of blockchain technology   

3:00 Afternoon coffee break

3:30 Enterprise wide blockchain trading

  • How Blockchain is changing global development programs
  • Integration of blockchain to existing systems and frameworks including reporting and collateral management – how to integrate it with other systems
  • Blockchain 2020
  • How Bitcoin payroll & blockchain will affect the remote workforce
  • Enhancement of blockchain across the world

5:00 End of workshop