29 June 2018 | London

The Future of Cryptocurrencies

What started as a programmer’s hobby almost 10 years ago, is now a rapidly growing sector that has generated high returns for early investors. Cryptocurrencies are largely thought to have the potential to emerge as a transformative payment innovation, but the volatility and wild price swings of late have left the investment community skeptical. Is this technology a breakthrough in international payments technology, or is it a speculative bubble bound to burst? Bloomberg brings in subject-matter experts and leading industry players from the virtual currency market to discuss crypto’s regulatory future, the factors driving its volatility, and potential trading strategies.

June 29 - Friday

8:30 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:05 am

Welcome Remarks

9:10 am

Opening Remarks

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9:20 am

In conversation with Bruce Fenton, Founder at Chainstone Labs

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9:40 am

Bloomberg Intelligence Presentation - Taming the Crypto Wild West

A data dive into the future of regulating cryptocurrencies in Europe.

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  • Ben Elliott

    Washington Policy Analyst, Financials, Bloomberg Intelligence

9:50 am

Cryptocurrencies' Regulatory Conundrum

Cryptocurrencies are rapidly growing as an asset class, stoking fear that if not appropriately regulated, they have the potential to become a bubble. Regulation, however, is not a panacea, and doesn’t always achieve desirable results when limiting financial and technological innovations. Should Europe follow the United States’ lead and treat cryptocurrencies as securities, or should they be redefined as a new asset class? How can financial regulators also identify and differentiate the ethical ICO players?

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10:20 am

In conversation with Nicolas Cary, co-Founder & Vice Chairman at Blockchain

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Interviewed by:

  • Nate Lanxon

    European Technology Reporter and Editor, Bloomberg

10:40 am

Will Cryptocurrencies Go Mainstream?

How does the crypto ecosystem fit within global finance, and how does the crypto craze impact Wall Street Banks' trading strategies? Will blockchain projects become increasingly mainstream to the point that cryptocurrencies are accepted as common tender? Does this have the potential to be a new revenue stream for established financial institutions or are they treading into uncharted waters? Do the benefits of being an early adopter outweigh the risks associated with entering a market that lacks regulatory controls?

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11:10 am

Crypto Beta: Introducing the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index

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11:20 am

Investing into Crypto: Cryptomania or a Long-Term Smart Investment

What started as a coder's hobby almost 10 years ago has rapidly grown into an exciting and mystifying asset. After years of low rates, generating a sustainable and consistent return in this low-yield environment is one of the biggest challenges fund managers face. Despite recent dramatic price swings, cryptocurrencies have become a new asset class that portfolio managers use to generate returns. Will it survive the recent price turbulence, or prove a flash in the pan? When does disruptive innovation turn into an overcrowded shark tank ripe with competition, premium services, and even fraud?

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11:55 am

Closing Remarks

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

Event Concludes

Speakers

Jim Preissler

CEO trade.io

Bruce Fenton

Founder Chainstone Labs

Nejra Cehic

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Radio

Ben Elliott

Washington Policy Analyst, Financials Bloomberg Intelligence

Ajit Tripathi

Partner ConsenSys

Ryan Radloff

CEO CoinShares

Nour Al Ali

Editor Bloomberg Dubai

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman Blockchain

Nate Lanxon

European Technology Reporter and Editor Bloomberg

Mona El Isa

CEO & Co-founder Melonport

Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

Founder & CEO BCB Group

John Patrick Mullin

Managing Director of Research and Business Development trade.io

Edward Robinson

Senior Writer Bloomberg News

Sujeet Banerjee

Product Manager Bloomberg L.P.

Nic Niedermowwe

Co-Founder & CEO Prime Factor Capital

Boudewijn Rooseboom

Founder & Managing Director Cyber Capital

Stijn Vander Straeten

CEO Crypto Storage AG

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