How can Blockchain Technology improve Credit Markets?
London, GB

How can Blockchain Technology improve Credit Markets?

Event Information

How can Blockchain Technology improve Credit Markets?

Rainmaking Loft London, London, United Kingdom

Event Description

In this CHAIN-FINANCE event, we will look at how blockchain technology can be used in finance to improve Credit Markets.

If you are working in financial services this is an event for you. Whether you are a manager or working on bankingn innovation, this event explores one segment of the financial services industry the fixed income market and explores in detail the potential utility of blockchain technology.

In January alone over USD100m was raised to finance blockchain companies.

See quotes from financial experts about the relevance of blockchain technology:

“You have front-end systems trading at warp speed, and nanoseconds of competitive advantage are being extracted, and yet the back end of Wall Street hasn’t been fundamentally overhauled in decades [...] Firms are dealing with greater requirements for reporting, transparency, and dissemination of data. Costs have gone up and revenues have gone down. This technology really gets to the core of all those issues.”

-- Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings

"The ability to have a technological solution that enables multiple counterparts to see and enact upon the same understanding of truth on an asset transfer in a way that’s immutable, that’s protected, that uses cryptology to make sure that you can’t go back and change something inappropriately creates a new way to envision the way that we do many parts of the financial industry."

-- Don Duet, Co-head of technology at Goldman Sachs

"blockchain and similar distributed ledger technologies might soon play a role in the entire lifecycle of a trade, including clearing and settlement, collateral management, payments and reconciliation."

-- Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab

Our approach

We want to keep you up-to-date with this growing industry and bring you up close with the best who are at the cutting edge of this technology and for you to hear it from them about what problems this technology can solve. You will also get a News Flash about what is happening around the world today, what projects are live, what projects are in development. 


Part 1 - Industry overview - 7:30pm - 7:40pm

We will hear about the current structure and organisation of Credit Markets, together with an assessment of the known problems/challenges associated with that market. 

Part 2 - Technical overview - 7:45pm - 7:50pm

We will then look at understanding the various mutations of blockchain technology but also look at the commonalities of the technology, such as permanent state of the data, resilience from attack, shared ledger attributes, ability to program financial instruments.  

Guest speaker:

Daniel Adeyemi - Freshfields Lawrence Scholar Report on use of blockchain technology to issue and trade bonds more effectively - 7:55pm - 8:05pm

Part 3 - News Flash - 8:10pm - 8:20pm

Based on that discussion we will hear from Dr. Hans Lombardo, Blockchain Journalist, who will speak about how blockchain is currently or being planned to use in Credit Markets. Examples of the current use would be the Overstock cryptobond approved by the SEC. 

Part 4 - Application of Blockchain Technologies - 8:25pm - 8:30pm

We will then look at the application of different blockchain technologies in this industry and how each one may compete to solve the same issues.

Guest Speakers (10 mins each):

George Hallam - Ethereum Foundation - 8:35pm - 8:45pm

Nick Williamson - Credits Vision - 8:50pm - 9:00pm

Nick Grove - NXT Foundation - 9:05pm - 9:15pm

Part 5 - HEAL Bond Alliance - Investigation of a current use-case - 9:20pm - 9:30pm

After looking at the technologies available we will look at a real-world use-case involving Microsoft, Intel, Linklaters and UBS to issue a smart bond. 

Guest Speakers:

Peter Jensens - Finclusion Systems

Alex Batlin - UBS 

Part 6 - Q & A - 9:35pm - 9:55pm

Last part of the seminar is a Q & A where we review our understanding in the seminar and talk with the experts present.

Networking - 10pm till close

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This is the first in a series of CHAIN-FINANCE workshops on developing and harnessing Blockchain Technology for financial services. CHAIN-FINANCE is a platform providing news, research and events on Blockchain Technology in Finance.

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