The institutional investment industry is on the cusp of a radical change. Gradually but steadily, the new innovations and entrants emerging around cryptoassets and decentralised finance (DeFi) – along with new business models, players and technical developments – are being accepted by the incumbents. Underpinning this movement is end-investors’ growing awareness and interest in ‘all things crypto’. As understanding and acceptance of cryptoassets grows, organisational attitudes to the opportunities on offer continue to shift, while at the same time, regulatory scrutiny is about to become much more rigorous. Industry participants have a huge opportunity to capitalise on the innovations that will shape the future of capital markets but, if they wish to do so, keeping abreast of this fast-changing environment is vital.
The growth of cryptoassets has had a knock-on effect right across capital markets. As demand for this asset class has grown, leading crypto exchanges have had to evolve rapidly to ensure that both performance and security are maintained to meet institutional expectations, whilst also satisfying their existing user-base. Market infrastructure, built primarily for a retail market, has significantly lacked the broader support services relied on by traditional markets. Concurrently, regulatory scrutiny, at first uncertain and blocking the way of wider adoption of cryptocurrency and digital assets, has now rapidly increased across the globe. And the much-hyped DeFi boom has left some investors questioning the robustness of its underlying market infrastructure and technology.
The forthcoming Coinscrum Institutional Web Summit, taking place on 21st September 2021, will assemble key industry leaders to debate the biggest talking points in crypto: maturation, governance and regulation, latest challenges and opportunities, and infrastructure and technology developments. Participants will hear from exchange operators, leading liquidity providers and regulatory experts on the following topics:
- How the cryptoasset industry has matured on the issue of liquidity, and how it compares to traditional finance
- How market infrastructure support services, such as custody, lending, clearing and prime brokerage, have opened up broader market access
- The latest regulatory trends in crypto, and what companies need to be doing to stay compliant and one step ahead of the game
- The upcoming DeFi trends for 2021/22
Join us to discuss the four central issues of institutional crypto trading: liquidity, market infrastructure, regulation, and DeFi at the Coinscrum Institutional Web Summit on 21st September 2021, as a highly curated, free to attend, invitation-only online event built on the strengths of the Coinscrum community.