Blockchain: the next financial Revolution? - Principles, Opportunities & Risks - Seminar-Workshop on 16 June 2016, Zürich Blockchain technology – including bitcoin crypto currency - is a topic that spurs controversial
Blockchain: the next financial Revolution?
– Principles, Opportunities & Risks –
Seminar-Workshop on 16 June 2016, Zürich
Blockchain technology – including bitcoin crypto currency – is a topic that spurs controversial discussions. Some say it is going to revolutionize the financial industry. Some say it is evil. A consortium of international companies, including such heavy weights as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Credit Suisse invest millions in research and development of blockchain usage in the financial system (“R3”). Our speakers, Dr. Paolo Tasca (ex- Deutsche Bundesbank) & Prof. Tomaso Aste, both Co-Directors from University College London – Centre for Blockchain Technologies in London, say, “in 10 years nobody can think without blockchain technology”.
What is behind blockchain and bitcoin? How does blockchain provide means of payment? What`s the role of so-called miners? What do self-executing contracts (“smart contracts”) mean? What is the impact on clearing and settlement? How can the “chain” document e.g. mortgage payments and deadlines? What`s in it for stock exchanges? What risks arise? How about regulation & tax? Why invest in blockchain venture capital companies? How can asset managers diversify with digital currencies? What opportunities arise for banks as custodians and forex providers? Is blockchain important only for the financial services industry or does it expand also into other sectors? Case studies are utilized to exemplify economic relevance as well as chances and risks. Regulation & Tax: Dr. Alexander Lindemann. Moderation: Raoul Würgler. In the end of the seminar, there is the opportunity of individual 1:1 Sessions with Dr. Paolo Tasca & Prof. Tomaso Aste to discuss your questions confidentially. Will Switzerland become a blockchain hub…?
Who should attend?
Banks & Financial Institutions, Payment Systems, Commercial Banks, Mortgage Industry, Insurers, Trade Finance
Industry, Investors, Custodians and Asset Managers, IT Consultants, Regulators, Tax Authorities, Industrials,
Media and Communications, Logistic and Transportation, Automation and Robotics, Internet of Things, CMOs,
CCOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), Chief Customer Experience Officers (CCEO), Chief
Strategy Officers (CSO), Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Branch
Directors, IT and Innovation Directors, R&D Directors and Managers, Retail Banking and Business Analytics, Retail
Banking Experts, CFOs, Members of the Board, CEOs
(Thursday) 10:00 - 19:15 CEST
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