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FinTech Forum: Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Data Standards

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, CFA Institute and XBRL US for this half-day forum on smart contracts, blockchain and data standards. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of blockchain and smart contracts; discover alternative uses for the technology; observe demonstrations utilizing the technology; gain insight into the market for blockchain companies.
When  Apr 04, 2016
from 01:15 PM to 05:25 PM
Where  151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), Room 750
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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About the Program

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, CFA Institute and XBRL US for this half-day forum on smart contracts, blockchain and data standards. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of blockchain and smart contracts; discover alternative uses for the technology; observe demonstrations utilizing the technology; gain insight into the market for blockchain companies.

Preliminary Agenda

Opening Remarks – 1:15 PM

Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US

John Turner, CEO, XBRL International

Blockchain/Smart Contract 101 - 1:25 PM

Get the basics on how the blockchain and smart contracts work in this comprehensive session designed to educate on the fundamentals of the new technologies that are changing how financial markets operate.

Mike Goldin, Software Developer

Dr. Christian Lundkvist, Cryptofinancial Engineer / Decentralization Generalist, Consensys

Jeff Ward, DAPP / UI Developer, Consensys

The Landscape for Blockchain Technology - 2:15 PM

There are numerous blockchain initiatives in the market today, some public, some private. This panel session will discuss how alternative blockchains interact. What issues are raised by multiple blockchains? How might this shake out in the future? What is the impact on regulators?

Joseph Lubin, Founder, Consensys

Philip Moyer, Senior VP and Managing Director, Technology, Safeguard Scientifics

Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US

Blockchain Financing - 3:15 PM

Learn about the funding market for blockchain among private equity and venture capitalists. What’s the appetite? What are the concerns and expectations for the growth of the industry?

Phil Moyer, Safeguard Scientifics

Blockchain Demonstrations - 3:25 PM

Learn from participants in the block chain industry as they provide demonstrations of their offerings.

Opening Remarks

James Allen, CFA, Head of Capital Markets Policy for the CFA Institute

Nasdaq Linq for Private Securities Issuance

Learn how the Nasdaq Linq blockchain ledger technology can be used to complete and record a private securities transaction. Hear Nasdaq’s view on how blockchain technology changes the financial markets eco-system.

Alex Zinder, Senior Director Corporate Solutions Technology, Nasdaq

ItBit Bankchain for Gold & Corporate Actions

Through its permissioned Bankchain, itBit is working with leading financial dealers, banks and market infrastructures on innovative post-trade settlement services. This demonstration will first discuss how itBit, a regulated trust company with both capital markets expertise and distributed ledger technology, is introducing efficient and secure delivery-versus-payment settlement to the spot gold market in the UK and US, then cover Bankchain's use cases for securities, noting the related value of XBRL-tagged corporate actions.

Steve Wager, EVP, Operations and Development, ItBit

Ethereum Total Return Swap (eTRS)

eTRS serves as a proof of concept to learn about blockchain technology and highlight the blockchain benefits of workflow improvement, risk reduction and settlement cost savings.

James Slazas, CFO, Consensys

Blockchain Industry Panel Discussion - 4:30 PM

Moderated by Jim Allen, CFA Institute

Smart Contracts: Pros, Cons, How They Work - 4:40 PM

Attend this panel discussion to learn more about the proposed infrastructure for smart contracts. Learn how data standards can facilitate the provisioning of smart contracts.

Vineeth Bhuvanagiri, Bankchain Associate, itBit

Jeffrey Billingham, VP, Markit

Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US

Cocktail Reception - 5:30 PM

Co-sponsored by

XBRL USXBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S. and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for U.S. GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. Learn more at http://xbrl.us.

CFA InstituteCFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 138,000 members in 148 countries and territories, including 131,199 CFA charterholders, and 146 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

Registration

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

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