Registration & Coffee
Introduction to Blockchain
Host Welcome Remarks
Fireside Chat: Chicago’s Burgeoning Blockchain Community
Transforming the Landscape: Enterprise Adoption & Innovation
The New Class of Financial Products
Cryptocurrency Futures & Derivatives
ICOs from an Operational Perspective
Perianne Boring, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Guangfeng Zhang, Trinity
Aaron Blankstein, Blockstack
Jeremy Gardner, Ausum Ventures
Jeff Garzik, Metronome.io
Demo Sessions (moderated by Susan Poole)
Commodities on the Blockchain
The Role of Decentralization in Financial Markets
Cryptocurrency Regulation: Striking a Balance between Compliance and Growth
Discovering & Extracting New Value
Cryptocurrency Valuations: Differentiating Fundamental Value from Speculative Value
Keeping Internal Compliance on the Blockchain
Institutional Infrastructure & Liquidity
Fireside Chat / Closing Remarks
Blockchain technology can ensure internal risk management and control within an organization. But before a blockchain application can be revolutionary, the infrastructure must be controlled and verified. Hear how compliance experts are keeping with compliance on a blockchain.
As the next generation of financial firms apply a more nimble approach to institutional fundamentals, how will increased liquidity affect risk management, create new value, and empower the markets? Panelist will discuss opportunities and challenges within their respective organizations.
Placing commodities on the blockchain has the potential to open up new trade channels, add security to transactions and increase liquidity. Hear which raw goods have already moved to the blockchain and the challenges with streamlining various platforms within a supply chain.
Blockchain technology can disrupt legacy institutions and the markets they depend on. This panel will explore both the innate challenges for enterprise adoption and the opportunities for creating new financial products.
Tokenized assets are quite possibly the greatest advancement in financial services in recent history. However, the numerous benefits of tokenized assets are challenged by what it takes to advance this technology to mainstream adoption. Panelists will name the obstacles facing organizations, as well as strategies to progress while remaining compliant.
Governing bodies all over the world continue to struggle with how to manage cryptocurrency regulation. If global regulation is inevitable, is it possible to set parameters without stifling innovation?
Any savvy investor relies on research to drive the decision-making process, but in the crowded token market it’s increasingly difficult to separate the diamonds from the riffraff. Learn best practices for vetting token sales, and the key principles to know before unlocking your wallet.
Businesses have long relied on traditional markets to raise capital to maintain growth and scale. In a world of increasing opportunities for decentralization, hear about the possibilities and limitations for blockchain infrastructure to power economies long term.