ASIF Forum Foundation Session – Digital Currencies
Global & Future Trends
CPD: 1 Hour(s)
This webinar is being held in partnership with the Asian Securities and Investments Federation Inc (ASIF) as part of our ASIF Forum series on Digital Currencies - Innovation and Impact on Society.
FINSIA will host the first webinar in the series, providing participants with an understanding of the foundations of digital currencies in preparation for more in depth sessions.
A short history of digital currencies – from Digicash (1990) to Bitcoin (2009).
Types of digital assets – cryptocurrencies, stable coins, utility tokens, non-fungible tokens.
Cryptocurrency exchanges and decentralised finance.
Cryptocurrency custody and storage.
Regulatory issues for the finance sector including AML/CTF compliance.
Participants may be able to apply 1 hour towards meeting their annual continuing professional development obligations. It is the individual's obligation to determine relevance of CPD to their license conditions.
Research Fellow at RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and Special Counsel at Duxton Hill
Dr Aaron Lane is Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Law and a Research Fellow in the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. He is the program manager of the Graduate Certificate in Emerging Technology & Law offered by RMIT Online.
Dr Lane’s academic research sits at the intersection of law and economics, the economics of regulation, and law and technology. He has published in variety of academic journals, books, and edited volumes. He has regularly appeared as an expert witness before parliamentary inquiries at the state and federal level and has drafted a brief Amicus Curiae filed in the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also provided advice to Australian and foreign governments on the complex issues surrounding the regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Dr Lane is an Australian lawyer, admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Chris Whitehead, Chartered Banker, F FIN
CEO & MD, FINSIA
Chris was appointed FINSIA CEO in September 2016. He has been associated with the Australasian financial services industry for nearly 30 years. Previously, he was CEO of CUA, Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution, Regional Director, Bank of Scotland and CEO, BankWest Retail Bank.
He has extensive experience as a non- executive director including in the payments, wealth management and insurance sectors. He is also a Chartered Banker.
Commencing his career in IT, Chris maintains a keen interest in the ongoing impact of technology on financial services.
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