Blockchain Meetup

Digital capital of the world

31 May 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Grace Hall, London

World leading collaborative tech community Binary District is proud to announce the latest of its international tech events series: London - The digital capital of the world.

World leading collaborative tech community Binary District is proud to announce the latest of its international tech events series: London - The digital capital of the world.

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From being a fintech hub to emerging as the digital capital

This is the ideal event to hear from experts on the factors that will guide London’s future, network with entrepreneurs and professionals from across multiple industries and debate the future of this great city.

This is not an event to hear marketing or sales pitches - it will be a series of thoughtful presentations and spirited roundtables designed to give you the knowledge you need to make long term business and career decisions.

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On May 31st, 200 of London’s leading bankers, tech entrepreneurs, academics, lawyers and Government policy makers will descend upon the City of London at 4pm to discuss the future of London.

Thought leaders from Barclays, Waves, Simmons & Simmons and Dolfin, will debate the legislative, economic and technical aspects of London’s transition from a financial and fintech centre to the world’s premier digital hub.

This entirely free event will cover the impact of changes such as GDPR, Open Banking, and Brexit; the infrastructure needed to sustain London’s momentum and finally, the impact of emerging technology such as blockchain.


Martin Bryant
Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media
Martin often appears on TV and radio, and has given insight into technology news stories on the likes of BBC Breakfast, Sky News, You & Yours, and Good Morning Wales.
He was previously Editor-at-Large of international technology publication The Next Web, and Community Editor at Tech North, where he shone a light on the stories of startups and entrepreneurs in the North of England.
Now is working as an external contractor working on selection of projects to gain funding from the fifth round of Google's Digital News Initiative Fund, which supports innovation in the digital news industry across Europe.
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Denis Nagy

CEO of Dolfin

CEO of Dolfin, a London-based independent investment firm, Denis Nagy is well established in the world of finance. His career in wealth management and investment banking, which spans over 10 years, includes high level positions several financial institutions including Sberbank and the Crédit Agricole Group’s Caylon Unit. Before heading Dolfin, Nagy co-founded and was the CEO of FSA-regulated investment firm CBH Europe (formerly WhiteGold Fund Management) which was acquired by a Swiss private banking group in 2012.

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Sasha Ivanov
Founder and CEO of Waves Platform
One of the most prominent, respected and influential people in the blockchain space, Sasha Ivanov, has been leading his company and its community towards strong growth, international recognition, and financial rewards over the last two years. The Waves Platform is now a global public blockchain platform with a market cap of $1.7 billion as of 19th December, 2017. It was crowdfunded 30,000 BTC ($18 million) in 2016, representing the second-largest successfully crowdfunded blockchain project (after Ethereum).
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Julian Wilson
Head of Mobile Innovation, Barclays
Julian is a member of the management team directing the activities of the engineers who build Barclays mobile applications and supporting services. He joined the Bank in October 2013 to help with Service and Business innovation. Julian has spent his entire working career working in information technology and mostly turning ideas into businesses and/or services at Apple, AT&T Unisource, the UK Government, as the founder of his own Internet software companies. His primary focus at Barclays has been to help the bank to define a commercial and technical strategy for enabling 3rd parties to build new services and businesses building on a Barclays service. The program is broadly known as the Barclays Accelerator.
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Welcoming coffee 4:00 pm — 4:30 pm
4:30 pm — 4:40 pm
London - from a global fintech hub to the digital capital of Europe
Martin Bryant (Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media)
4:40 pm — 5:00 pm
The London digital programme: creating a trusted environment for at-scale information exchange
Speaker TBA
5:00 pm — 5:20 pm
Making sense of using distributed ledger in financial services
Denis Nagy (CEO of Dolfin)
5:20 pm — 5:40 pm
How the Crypto building blocks enable the reengineering of the foundations of global payments
Julian Wilson (Head of Mobile Innovation, Barclays )
5:40 pm — 6:00 pm
GDPR, PSD2, eIDAS, Brexit and more: How the new legislative developments will impact blockchain use cases in the context of digital economy
Simmons & Simmons
6:00 pm — 6:20 pm
Scalability and resilience of blockchain-based digital and financial infrastructure
Sasha Ivanov (Founder and CEO of Waves Platform)
6:20 pm — 6:50 pm
Building the infrastructure of the digital economy: challenges and opportunities
Sasha Ivanov (Founder and CEO of Waves Platform), Martin Bryant (Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media), Denis Nagy (CEO of Dolfin)
6:50 pm — 7:00 pm
Blockchain - from fintech to digital economy
Martin Bryant (Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media)
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm