CHAIN-FINANCE, a provider of news, research and workshops on blockchain technologies for global financial services, today announced the debut of its first Blockchain-Finance Workshop in London on March 16, 2016. Speakers from Credits, Ethereum, Nxt, and the Stephen Lawrence Scholars will be contributing to the agenda.
In January 2016 alone, major banks and financial institutions have invested more than a $100 million in the blockchain companies Blockstream and Digital Asset Holdings. In one year, New York-based R3 CEV has built a consortium of 45 retainer-paying global banks to build a blockchain technology standard for banking.
For capital markets in general, the use of distributed ledger technology will achieve better data efficiencies and improve transaction processing and settlement. At almost $90 trillion, the global debt market, known as the “bond market” or “credit market”, dwarfs the equities market by $32 trillion. (Source: Bank of International Settlement Quarterly Review, December 2014)
For the first London 2016 CHAIN-FINANCE workshop, speakers and attendees will examine how blockchain technology can be used to improve bond issuance, trading and settlement in credit markets.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Ethereum – George Hallam – http://www.ethereum.org
- Credits – Nick Williamson, CEO and Founder – http://www.credits.vision
- Nxt Blockchain – Nick Groove, Founder of NXT2Pay – http://www.nxt2pay.me/
- Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholars – Daniel Adeyemi, co-author of “Using Blockchains to Issue & Trade Bonds More Effectively”
The event will be held on Rainmaking Loft London – International House. 1 St Katharine’s Way. London E1W 1UN GB.
To register for the CHAIN-FINANCE Workshop – “How Can Blockchain Technology Improve Credit Markets?” on March 16, 2016, or find out more information, visit: http://blockchain-finance.com/workshops/
The mission of CHAIN-FINANCE is to examine and report how different blockchains and distributed ledger technologies can enable and disrupt the global financial services industry. CHAIN-FINANCE accomplishes this by providing intelligence and research on the development of blockchain technologies for financial services, as well as offering events that bring stakeholders together, inform about these new technologies, and encourage constructive discussions on their enhancement of financial services. Areas of our coverage include corporate & retail banking, cross-border remittance, trading of securities, derivatives & exchange traded funds, global debt markets, insurance & credit industries, and developing world financial services. Website: http://blockchain-finance.com/