AFM Workshop on Blockchain and Crypto
On 12th September, AFM in conjunction with GMEX Group conducted a 1 day workshop in London attended by 70 delegates. The theme of the workshop was the way forward for blockchain and cryptos with an assessment of where they are today. After opening remarks by Pat Kenny, AFM Chairman and Hirander Misra, GMEX Group Chairman and CEO, the 2 keynote speakers. Valerio Roncone, Head of Product Management and Development at SIX Securities Services and Jeremy Kemp, COO Eqitrade, gave us an insight into real applications of the new technologies exploring both the digital exchange and digital bank. A framework presentation of where we are heading with cryptos by Dimitry Kaminsky set the scene and the day moved onto a series of wide ranging panel discussions. Panel topics addressed included “where are we now with cryptos”, “regulation” and “threats to established business practices”. The closing session was a joint presentation by Kristian Moller, CEO ACE Africa and Rory O’Brien, Project Director FinComEco that explored the ACE Chithumba model as it is today and then discussed the likely impact of the use of blockchain and tokens to modernise this market. Throughout the day there was extensive interaction between speakers and delegates which ensured a lively and meaningful discussion both in the room and also during lunch and refreshment breaks. Overall reaction was that the workshop was a success and had not chairman for the day Paul Constantinou closed proceedings at 17:15 we could have carried through into the late evening.
Thanks to all who attended both speakers and delegates. Presentations of the workshop are available at: conference proceedings