CRYPTOCURRENCIES & EXCHANGE TECHNOLOGY

 

 

With plenty of volatility and room in the space, firms are filing in one after another, to get a piece of the crypto pie. The Trading Show Chicago 2019 will cover various crypto exchange networks, custodianship, tapping into the market inefficiencies, crypto havens, datafeeds, and the future of this market.

 

 

KEY SPEAKERS

 

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology, Wednesday 8 May 2019

08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Robert Creamer
08:50

The Ideology of Market Structure – The pursuit of sound policy in an ever-changing competitive landscape

Panel discussion
09:20

State of the Crypto Market – How will the rise of cryptocurrencies impact portfolios, electronic trading desks and capital markets at large?

  • Institutionalization – what entities are beginning to accept/introduce cryptocurrencies as a legitimate form of currency?
  • Regulatory Risks - what developments do risk-averse institutions need to see on the regulatory front to quell concerns about compliance?
  • Product Integration – how will additional financial products like ETFs and crypto futures impact the market?
  • Capital Inefficiencies – is there a better way to manage the necessary capital for bid requests across multiple exchanges?
  • Rebuilding infrastructure – making exchanges more user-friendly for efficient trading
Panel discussion
10:00

Low Latency Components – Building the infrastructure for accelerated trading

  • FPGA and other co-processor cards: valuing special purpose hardware against general purpose CPUs
  • Software Development: experimenting with coding to construct the fastest system
  • Testing, development and integration – what tools and technology are necessary to build and test low-latency applications?
  • Human Capital: what skill sets matter most when building a team?
Davor Frank, Senior Solutions Architect, Solarflare Communications
10:40

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
10:40

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Panel discussion
11:30

Disruption in Capital Markets: Analyzing the impact of distributed ledgers and AI on institutional trading

  • Clearing Efficiencies – how has blockchain already shown their ability to shorten settlement time?
  • AI Component – examining the distinction between smart contracts and algorithmic based order flows
  • Processes – how are distributed ledgers impacting the way fund managers run their operations?
  • Data Management – will blockchain create new sets of precleaned and structured data?
  • Trade Compliance – utilizing technology to navigate regulatory requirements with ease
  • Cost Reductions – other ways in which blockchain is saving the institutional investor money, and what funds can do with the extra cash
12:10

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
12:10

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
13:20

Clearing cryptocurrency trades – at what speed will blockchain allow transactions?

round tables
Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
14:00

Crypto trading infrastructure – architecting platforms for institutional crypto products

  • Execution: what systems are in place to provide trade certainty?
  • Cloud connection: will trades slow down if moved to off-site servers?
  • Liquidity: how are exchanges keeping up with a rise in volume?
  • Liquidity vs. Volatility: which matters more for institutional traders?
Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
14:40

Crypto Custodians – how is the way digital assets are stored impacting the way cryptocurrencies are traded?

  • Cybersecurity: using cold storage and protocols to safely hold cryptocurrencies
  • Digital Wallets: developing secure keys for on and offline wallets
  • Balance of power: should exchanges be allowed to act as custodians and brokers?
  • Number of Custodians: are digital assets safer with a lesser amount of large institutions holding AUM?
Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
15:20

Capitalizing on the inefficiencies in the cryptocurrency markets

  • Identifying the spread: locating arbitrage opportunities between exchanges to maximize bid-ask spreads
  • Reading the chain: what will each coin’s blockchain tell you about its price?
  • Government intervention: what ways can governing bodies impact market efficiencies?
  • Proliferation: how will the continued entry of additional cryptocurrencies be reflected in the markets?
  • Determining the metrics: what statistical indicators provide better insight into the health of a cryptocurrency
16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

17:00

Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail Party

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
17:00

Closing Remarks and Networking Cocktail Party

last published: 23/Apr/19 14:35

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology, Thursday 9 May 2019

08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
08:00

Breakfast and Registration

Henry Liu
09:00

Blockchain and the financial market – is the revolution coming or is it just hype?

  • Payments – lowering the cost of carrying out transactions
  • Data Infrastructure – using additional nodes for storage and quick access
  • M&A Transactions – greater transparency helping to facilitate takeovers
  • Lending – using blockchain assets as loan collateral
Panel discussion
09:20

AI Trading Strategies – How much should we rely on robo-advisors and algorithms to make trades?

  • Discovering the Risks – what should trading companies be most cautious of when it comes to AI?
  • Machine Learning – training the computer to spot the trends
  • Deep Learning – allowing the computer to discover what cannot be seen ourselves
  • Swarm Intelligence – getting machine learning computers to communicate with each other for better market comprehension
Javed Ashraf, Partner, BlackBox Alpha Management
10:00

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
10:00

Speed Networking and Refreshments

Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
11:00

Liquidity in Crypto – adding stability to a young and fast-growing market

  • Volume: how many more players are needed in the crypto market for greater liquidity or are we already there?
  • Market Price: how does the growing access to crypto-fiat conversions allow for less extreme fluctuations?
  • Speed of Trade: how much faster can trades become as a result of more liquidity?
  • Coin-coin vs. coin-fiat: how will crypto conversions be handled in the future?
  • Exchanges: what are the innovative ways in which exchanges are working to improve access and scale?
Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
11:40

Trading Crypto Beyond 2019 – how will cryptocurrencies be traded in the future?

  • High Frequency Trading: developing the systems necessary to trade on a relatively high-latency infrastructure
  • Options: preparing for the buildout of derivatives that allow for less risk
  • ETFs: will the SEC allow for an explosion of crypto exchange traded funds?
  • Security Tokens: which tokens will be tied to tangible assets and how will that impact the market overall?
  • Privacy: how will future tokens avoid being tracked through chain analysis?
Louis Baudoin, Chief Executive Officer, Merkle Data
12:20

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
12:20

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

round tables
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
13:30

Crypto Infrastructure – overcoming technical challenges

Panel discussion
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
14:10

Volume in Crypto – evaluating the fluctuations in volatility and capital in the space

  • Crypto derivatives: finding additional trading strategies when low volatility prevents max profit out of exchange arbitrage
  • Fluidity: raising additional capital to make the market more liquid
  • STO’s: navigating the landscape of new token offerings and separating the legitimate from the illegitimate
Brian Boonstra
Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
14:50

Empirical Statistics of Cryptocurrency Returns

Panel discussion
15:10

A.I. in Blockchain – how machine learning and other algorithms will impact larger scale applications of distributed ledgers

  • Learning from the ledger – keeping data on the blockchain for better visualization and improve decision making
  • Trade records – looking back in the blockchain to understand trading patterns and trends
  • Risk Management and Safeguards – how is blockchain facilitating in minimizing losses?
15:50

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Cryptocurrency & Exchange Technology
15:50

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

last published: 23/Apr/19 14:35

 

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