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March 31, 2014

Its the technology, stupid! at Fintech Week

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Sponsored by: www.firestartr.co @firestartrco (https://twitter.com/firestartrco) www.fintechweek.com. We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting this event as part of London FinTech Week on Monday 31st March. As promised, we have held back 30 free tickets for CoinScrum members that are now up for grabs. There will also be a limited number of half price tickets made available exclusively to CoinScrum members later this week.
Fintech Week and CoinScrum London – Monday 31st March 2014 at 18:00hrs. It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of BitcoinVenue: RainMakingLoft, International House, 1 St Katherine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN
Agenda
18:30hrs
It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of Bitcoin. A panel discussion that bypasses talk of bitcoin, the wildly fluctuating digital currency portrayed by the mainstream media, and reflects instead on the disruptive potential of the underlying “blockchain” technology. Disrupting centralised exchanges; challenging the way corporations are structured and governed; decentralising payment and voting systems; re-thinking property ownership rights and transfer. The concept of The Blockchain may be about to change everything. Moderated by: Adam Cleary – www.bullionbitcoin.com. Panellists include: Pinar Ermidag – Former business development manager at LSE Group, ICAP and Citi Group, Stephan Tual – www.ethereum.org Christian Papathanasiou – www.globalcoinfx.com, Simon Hamblin – www.netagio.com, Brett Scott – www.suitpossum.blogspot.co.uk/ – Followed by Q&A
19:05hrs
Introducing The UKDCAA panel discussion with members of the soon-to-be-launched UK Digital Currency Association, an advocacy group that will have a highly-inclusive membership policy to cover all levels of interest in the digital currency space. Founded by a group of well-known individuals and businesses that have been active in the community for some time, some of whom have already been successfully engaging with regulators and HMRC in order to drive policy, formulate best practices and educate people and businesses looking to explore opportunities in the crypto currency space. Followed by Q&A
19:35hrs
Regulatory Update. Regulatory and compliance expert, Sian Jones, has completed an analysis of the recent HMRC tax briefing and will be sharing her findings with us.
19:50hrs
Start-up Stories. Although its grabbed the headlines over the last year, there were many who were already bunkered down and hatching plans for their crypto currency start-ups. All have faced many challenges in trying to bring their products and services to market and their experiences should provide invaluable insight to all those with their own start-up ideas.
20:10hrs
Networking. Thanks to our bitcoin accepting friends at The Craft Beer Social Club for keeping us imbibed. www.thecraftbeersocialclub.co.uk

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Paul Gordon
Following a 20+ year career in financial markets, Paul first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011 and helped to establish one of the world's first Bitcoin meetup groups, Coinscrum, in 2012 since when he has grown the community to over 6,500 members, hosting over 250 events and introducing many of the leading projects and thought leaders in the industry.  Paul currently produces the weekly Coinscrum Markets video podcast series and is an active investor and advisor to a number of crypto and blockchain related projects.

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