Blockchain Meetup

Digital capital of the world

31 May 2018, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Grace Hall, London

How can blockchain technologies help London evolve from a fintech hub into the digital capital of the world?

How can blockchain technologies help London evolve from a fintech hub into the digital capital of the world?

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Navigating the route from fintech hub into digital capital

Experts from the technology, finance and media sectors outline the factors that will guide London’s rejuvenation through 2020 and beyond. Can Open Banking and blockchain technology help unlock the city’s potential to become a digital frontrunner?

Join the debate on London’s future, network with entrepreneurs and professionals from multiple industries, and take home strategies to drive innovation into the next decade.

This entirely free event is held in the City of London’s Grace Hall, a splendid neoclassical venue and former headquarters of New York banking firm Grace & Co.

Spaces are limited — scroll down to register your place.
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A cross-sector digital platform

On May 31st, 200 of London’s leading bankers, tech entrepreneurs, academics, lawyers and policy makers will converge to discuss the city’s direction moving forward.

How will London create its future against the backdrop of Brexit and GDPR? Join cross-sector thought leaders to debate how the city can evolve from a financial and fintech capital to become an epicentre of digital innovation. The current programme includes appearances by:

  • Julian Wilson, Head of Mobile Innovation at Barclays Bank
  • Martin Bryant, Tech-media writer and educator
  • Denis Nagy, CEO of London-based financial services platform Dolfin
  • Sasha Ivanov, Founder and CEO of Waves Platform
  • Johan David Michels, Researcher, Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London

Topics at hand include the scalability and resilience of blockchain-based infrastructure, the effect of GDPR and other legislative developments on the digital economy, the future of global payments, and decentralisation in financial services.

Join us from 5 pm for a welcome reception, which leads into the presentations and discussions, followed by an hour of dedicated networking. Scroll down the page for the full programme.

Speakers

Martin Bryant
Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media
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Denis Nagy

CEO of Dolfin

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Sasha Ivanov
Founder and CEO of Waves and the Vostok project
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Julian Wilson
Head of Mobile Innovation, Barclays
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Johan David Michels
Researcher, Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London
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Margarita Khartanovich
Editor in Chief and Head of Insight at Binary District
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Programme

Welcoming coffee 5:00 pm — 5:30 pm
5:30 pm — 5:40 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
5:40 pm — 6:00 pm
The London digital programme: creating a trusted environment for at-scale information exchange
6:00 pm — 6:20 pm
Making sense of using distributed ledger in financial services
Denis Nagy, CEO of Dolfin
6:20 pm — 6:40 pm
How the Crypto building blocks enable the reengineering of the foundations of global payments
Julian Wilson, Head of Mobile Innovation, Barclays
6:40 pm — 7:00 pm
Blockchain and the law: solving the legal puzzles around disruptive new technologies
Johan David Michels, Researcher, Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London
7:00 pm — 7:20 pm
Scalability and resilience of blockchain-based digital and financial infrastructure
Sasha Ivanov, Founder and CEO of Waves and Vostok project
7:20 pm — 7:50 pm
Building the infrastructure of the digital economy: challenges and opportunities
Sasha Ivanov, Founder and CEO of Waves and Vostok project, Martin Bryant, Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media, Denis Nagy, CEO of Dolfin, Johan David Michels, Researcher, Cloud Legal Project, Queen Mary University of London, Julian Wilson, Head of Mobile Innovation, Barclays
7:50 pm — 8:00 pm
Blockchain - from fintech to digital economy
Martin Bryant, Speaker, writer, and educator in the fields of technology and media
8:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Networking
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