Crypto and Digital Assets Summit
Connecting the financial and cryptocurrency elite to establish a more secure global financial system
The global cryptocurrency market's continued shake up of the financial system has prompted the beginnings of global regulatory change and a monetary revolution that no one can afford to ignore. Regulatory overhaul, the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the rise of cybercrime, stablecoins, innovation in cross-border retail and wholesale payments infrastructure, and the ‘institutionalisation’ of crypto investing, are just some of the critical challenges that are forcing financial institutions to change the way they operate, and force a change in the perception of fiat currencies and crypto assets.
The risks facing global businesses and financial institutions are vast, but so too are the opportunities. How will the growth of CBDCs refine the multiple use cases of crypto assets and stablecoins? Across multiple emerging markets and regions, how do priorities and use cases differ? What efficiency benefits will open-source, scalable blockchain technology bring to businesses? How much risk appetite do global asset managers and sell-side traders have for crypto assets, and is this likely to change with the advent of CBDCs? What does the future look like for de-centralised finance and smart contracts? And are we at risk of crypto assets becoming ‘too big to fail’?
World-class business leaders and speakers
The latest payments technology trends
How do consumers understand and use new technologies? How are people educating themselves and changing their perceptions of Fiat currencies and crypto assets?
Institutionalising the crypto market
Is the growth of established asset managers in crypto investing forcing the market to change? How will regulatory change impact this? How will confidence in bitcoin increase, and how will investors overcome fear, uncertainty and doubt? Will the investment community provide support for the health and sustainability of the network?
Know your crypto customer
Crucial questions remain regarding regulation and custodianship of bitcoin, as well as the challenges posed by financial crime in the crypto sphere.
M&A and venture capital in crypto
As more blue-chip investors pour into digital assets, is the pace of acquisitions going to speed up or slow down?
The rise of CBDCs
Central banks may get in on the crypto action as the idea of central-bank digital currency's gains steam. How will the growth of CBDCs refine the multiple phases of crypto assets and stable coin? Is an appetite for risk among global asset managers likely to change with the advent of CBDCs?
As the worlds of crypto and fiat assets become more intertwined, what form should new regulation take?
Crypto After Dark
The FT Crypto and Digital Assets Summit took place virtually over two full days.
However, our team at the FT recognise the value of in‑person networking. On day two of the event, we hosted Crypto After Dark, an in‑person gathering in central London, featuring live‑streamed content, networking and a drinks reception.
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