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May 15, 2018

The Vega Protocol


Vega Protocol’s Barney Mannerings & Dave Hrycyszyn — Democratising Financial Derivatives
Vega are building an open blockchain and protocol for performant leveraged derivatives trading on any underlying asset. Vega brings the benefits of bitcoin and other crypto-assets to financial derivatives — permissionless trading, censorship resistance, and independence from middle men. Barney Mannerings and Dave Hrycyszyn will present on the design and implementation of the Vega Protocol, from the importance of the opportunity to the unique challenges of building a professional quality decentralised trading, risk management, and settlement platform.
About Barney:
Barney has built trading systems for numerous top banks and exchanges, worked with and written software for bitcoin and blockchain for 5 years, and founded a payments startup in 2016.
About Dave:
Dave has led software projects for some of the world’s largest organisations. His code is used by hundreds of millions of people.
Doors open at 18:00hrs
Presentations start at 18:30hrs
Followed by networking over drinks and pizza
With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro
eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO, Ethereum Classic and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. For more info, please visit
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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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