Mi. Jun 7th, 2023

Utilising Blockchain Technologies in Financial Markets

29junAll DayUtilising Blockchain Technologies in Financial Markets

Utilising Blockchain Technology in Financial Markets

Event Details

Whole day will be delivered by Ron Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

8.30 Welcome and Registration

9.00 Understanding Blockchain

  • What is Blockchain? Definition and features
  • Origins of Blockchain – bitcoin and digital currencies
  • How a blockchain works: Consensus, Mining, Cryptography and more
  • How Blockchain consensus is different: Byzantine Generals problem
  • Other Blockchains: Ethereumm, Factom; how are they different?
  • Compare existing distributed databases with blockchain
  • Proof of Work and Other Methods
  • Limitations of blockchain: Speed, Cost, Latency, Storage
  • Public vs private blockchains

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Preparing your firm for Blockchain

  • Evaluating Blockchain Technology
  • Blockchain Use Case Examples
  • Coloured Coins and „Asset Backed“ Coins
  • Decentralized Applications and „Smart“ Contracts
  • Barriers to Blockchain Adoption
  • Industry Collaboration

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Risk and Regulation

  • Who regulates it?
  • Currently regulatory landscape
  • Regulatory challenges and future frameworks
  • Blockchain as a tool for regulatory compliance
  • Future regulatory challenges

15.00 Coffee Break

15.30 Blockchain and financial markets in the future PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Public vs private Blockchains
  • Sidechains and interoperability
  • Use cases now and in future
  • Blockchain and permissionless commerce
  • „Blockchain as a Service“; Consortia and other platforms
  • Smart Contracts


Ron Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance


Anthony Macey, Blockchain R & D, Barclays

Michael Metcalfe, Head of Macro Strategy, State Street

Simon Taylor, VP Blockchain and Development, Barclays

Igor Lobanov, Head of Systems Architecture, LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT



All Day (Wednesday)


The Kingsley Hotel

36-37 Bloomsbury Way, London