THE AGENDA
An inspiring 2 days of content discussing the impact of blockchain technologies on financial services.
TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
1000 - 1045 GMT  |   For Your Local Time Click Here
How is Blockchain Revolutionizing Financial Services?
  • Where are we seeing tangible impacts of blockchain across FS?
  • What are the challenges of moving from PoC to large-scale roll-out of a blockchain project?
  • How do the costs of large scale blockchain implementation stack up against the real-world benefits?
  • Can any lessons be learned from Blockchain use cases in other sectors?
  • Future or Fad: Is blockchain a genuine game-changer and how will DLT usage develop over the next 5-10 years?
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1400 - 1445 GMT   |   For Your Local Time Click Here 
The DeFi Difference: How will Decentralised or Open Finance Continue to Disrupt?
  • Why is decentralised or open finance so exciting? What impact could it have?
  • What are the stumbling blocks that might prevent mainstream adoption?
  • Is there still a place for traditional fiat currency in the future?
  • What are the challenges surrounding DeFi regulation?
  • Can a decentralized system even be regulated? What is the next stage of DeFi evolution?
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WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
1000 - 1045 GMT  |   For Your Local Time Click Here
Are Cryptocurrencies Finally Going Mainstream?
  • What challenges are still holding back widespread crypto adoption?
  • How will CBDCs change the landscape and will every country soon have their own digital currency?
  • How does cryptocurrency regulation need to develop to control this rapidly growing sector?
  • How has Covid-19 helped the case for cryptocurrencies?
  • Where next for crypto and digital currencies? How will things change in the next 5 years?
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1400 - 1445 GMT  |   For Your Local Time Click Here
Blockchain and Digital Identity: The Decentralized Identity Revolution
  • How is blockchain changing today’s identity systems and processes?
  • What impact could a digital identity system have on financial inclusion and reaching the unbanked?
  • How is biometric technology improving authentication and protecting against fraud?
  • How far off are we from widespread digital identity usage? Is this still just a pipe dream?
Speakers

  • Kate Baucherel, Blockchain Author & Digital Strategist, Galia Digital
  • Shiv Aggarwal, European Lead, Government Blockchain Association
  • Ivar Wiersma, Head of Venture Development, r3
  • Harish Naik, Head of Innovation Labs, Ally
  • Simon Gooch, Global Digital Identity Lead, Accenture