BLOCKCHAIN

 

 

Nothing will have a greater impact on the future of trading than blockchain. This stream will discuss already applied use cases of blockchain, get into the various functions of the technology, how to get it to scale, security, and other impacts across asset classes.

 

 

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Blockchain, Wednesday 8 May 2019

Robert Creamer
08:50

Competitive Strategies – harnessing new technologies to stay viable/ahead

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
Steve Kurz, Head of Asset Management and Global Distribution, Galaxy Digital
10:00

Tokenization and tomorrow's global economy

Panel discussion
11:30

Low Latency Components – Building the infrastructure for accelerated trading

  • FPGA vs. ASIC: valuing low cost chips against faster speed processing
  • Software Development: experimenting with coding to construct the fastest system
  • Human Capital: tapping into other industries for the best coding talent
  • Testing, development and integration – what tools and technology are necessary to build and test FPGA and ASIC applications?
Session led by: supermicro
Session led by: solarflare
Blockchain
13:20

Data Storage – the impact from blockchain technology

Blockchain
13:20

Infrastructure developments that will stem from decentralized ledgers

Blockchain
13:20

Payments in blockchain

Panel discussion
Blockchain
14:00

Blockchain Applied – examining the practical use cases for decentralized ledgers

  • Crypto tokens and Alt Coins: Are Bitcoin and Etherium becoming the global version of PayPal?
  • Cloud Storage: how blockchain will change the way data is stored
  • Privacy: which coins are untraceable?
William Peets, CIO, Passport Capital
Aaron Winkler
Blockchain
14:40

Blockchain’s Mass Adoption – What will it take?

Panel discussion
Blockchain
15:00

Scalability – how to improve blockchain’s capacity for a growing market?

  • Consumer adoption: how will systems respond as more customers join a chain?
  • Faster consensus: how can nodes communicate at greater speeds to approve transactions?
  • Subchains: can splitting up larger blockchains improve responsiveness?
  • Off-chain: conducting transactions offline to avoid overwhelming blockchain servers
Moderator: James Todaro, Managing Partner, Blocktown Capital
Timothy Enneking
Blockchain
15:40

Non-correlation and the search for yield

last published: 13/Feb/19 16:06

Blockchain, Thursday 9 May 2019

David Johnston
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
Panel discussion
Blockchain
11:00

Tokenizing assets: how will blockchain change the meaning of liquidity?

  • Securities: a new landscape for traditional stock trading
  • Real Estate: changes to investing via blockchain REITs
  • Real assets: using blockchain to purchase commodities, art, diamonds, and other alternative assets
  • Exchanges: how blockchain and tokenization will lead to AI-only exchanges
Panel discussion
Blockchain
11:40

Decoding the chain – what’s being developed for the future of trade execution?

  • Open Source vs. Proprietary software
  • Smart contracts: going beyond MAST to make smarter contracts
  • Sidechains: extending the use of blockchain systems to better work with one another
  • Leading Languages: which coding languages will be used for future blockchain growth
  • Privacy: using schnoor signatures to help provide discretion among crypto transactions
Blockchain
13:30

Payments – how are businesses beginning to accept accounts receivable via blockchain?

Blockchain
13:30

Security – wallet protections for the institutional investor

Katherine May
Blockchain
14:10

Know your exchanger/coin issuer

  • Case studies: BTC-e, Bitconnect, BitPetite: Red Flags
Panel discussion
Blockchain
14:30

Storing data on the blockchain

  • Share-ability: data access to all nodes of a chain
  • Decentralized clouds: using host computers to rent out hard drive space
  • Using protocols: how systems like Coda use compression for lengthening storage space of a blockchain
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?
Moderator: Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director of Global Growth, ConsenSys
Lou Kerner, Founding Partner, CryptoOracle
last published: 13/Feb/19 16:06

 

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