Future of Finance 2021: Cryptocurrency is here to stay - What do you need to know?
Global & Future Trends
CPD: 1 Hour(s)
The meteoric increase in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has pushed the global crypto market cap over the threshold of US$2 trillion. This has captured the attention of retail investors and institutional investors alike.
“Elon Musk allows people to buy Tesla cars with it and has made fortunes from the digital currency, selling some of the $1.5bn he invested in it. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is a fan. And Morgan Stanley has become the first US bank to allow clients to access bitcoin funds.
But Warren Buffet’s right hand man Charlie Munger said crypto is “contrary to the interest of civilization”
In developed markets, like the US, Europe, and the UK, banks and wealth management institutions are beginning to explore offering cryptocurrency financial products to their clients. Domestically, the ASX are reviewing several applications for cryptocurrency ETFs. Many Australian companies already have exposure to this new category of digital assets and the underlying technology – blockchain.
Join our panel as they discuss:
How do cryptocurrencies work?
Are cryptocurrencies a distinct asset class?
How should we value cryptocurrencies?
What are the current market sentiments and other key facts driving cryptocurrency investment?
What are the predictions for the market in 2021?
What is the current regulatory practice and how can Australia best deal with the “darker side” of cryptocurrency use?
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Chief Investment Officer, Apollo Capital
Henrik has over 17 years’ experience in global financial markets, with almost a decade on Wall Street.
Henrik has extensive experience across three continents as a quantitative analyst, senior research analyst and in institutional equity sales. Henrik holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University. Henrik is a CFA charterholder.
CEO, BTC Markets
Caroline Bowler is CEO of BTC Markets, one of the largest Australian digital asset exchanges. BTC Markets has over 300,000 Australian clients, who have traded more than $15bn since 2013.
Caroline has worked in Financial Services since 2004, both in Europe and Asia Pacific. She also founded Bowlah PR, the first FinTech communications agency in Asia with offices in Singapore and Melbourne.
Over her career, Caroline has worked with a variety of financial institutions. These include investment banks, hedge funds, financial technology companies, and financial advisors. This has extended to blockchain and digital asset companies since 2015. Her wealth of knowledge in the sector, obtained domestically and internationally, coupled with entrepreneurial and traditional financial services experience, means she is well placed to take on the next phase of development for the digital assets industry.
Dr Aaron Lane
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.
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