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cryptocurrency

ˈkrɪptəʊˌkʌr(ə)nsi/

noun

  1. a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

While still somehow geeky and not understood by most people, banks, governments and many companies are aware of its importance.


Cryptocurrencies are flourishing despite an image tarnished by ransomware and the dark web. Over the last few months, the world of cryptocurrency has heated up significantly: The volatile price of bitcoin, ethereum, and other digital tokens has created and wiped out millionaires and billionaires from all over the world. Quoting Nick Spanos (founder and CEO of Blockchain Technologies): "Bitcoin is not a bubble, it is the pin that is popping the bubble of the legacy financial systems since it has been created."

The question is, are you actively involved in the digital 'revolution'? Or are you waiting when the markets are firing on all cylinders once again for you to get in with both feet?


At this event Wayne Trench from Octagon will highlight the opportunities of cryptocurrencies, being provoked by Pádraig Walsh from Tanner de Witt who will discuss challenges, considerations and constraints from a (Hong Kong and international) regulatory perspective.


What legal factors should you consider before trading on a crypto-exchange?

What risks arise from trading in cryptocurrencies for which inadequate anti-money laundering checks have been conducted?

What are the key provisions you should include in your client / issuer contract?

Just a handful of the questions we have.


Join us at this breakfast session on Friday June 8th and get answers to all your cryptocurrency questions!

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