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"Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance" - Invitation To Report Launch



Wednesday, 7 March 2018






85 Gresham St, London EC2R 7HE Map


Professor Michael Mainelli
Z/Yen Group
Professor Tim Connell
Honorary Life Fellow, Gresham College 
Bob McDowall
Cardano Foundation



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The Distributed Futures research programme has produced a report entitled “Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance”, another in a series of exciting projects in the programme.  The report was written by Professor Tim Connell, Bob McDowall, and Professor Michael Mainelli.  We are delighted to invite you to the report launch on Wednesday 7 March, from 08:45 – 10:45, where we will inform you of the basic tricks that fraudsters, conmen, and the incompetent use, our approach to the report, and some recommendations based on policy, procedures, structures, and training.


Smart Ledgers are based on a combination of mutual distributed ledgers (multi-organisational databases with a super audit trail) with embedded programming and sensing, thus permitting semi-intelligent, autonomous transactions. Smart Ledgers are touted as a technology for fair play in a globalised world. There are numerous projects building trade systems using this technology with announcements from governments, shipping firms, large IT firms, and the like. The research is intended to inform policy makers and business people making decisions about moving towards these systems.


Presentation Slides (Click Here)  

 For a copy of the report, please visit our Publications Page


Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance

Date : Wednesday 7 March 2018

Time : 08:45 to 10:45

Venue : 85 Gresham Street, London, EC2R 7HE



  • 08:45 - Registration opens
  • 09:00 - Introduction & Background by Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman,                  Z/Yen Group
  • 09:15 - “Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance” walk through by                        Professor Tim Connell & Bob McDowall
  • 10:00 - Panel Discussion and Questions
  • 10:30 - Summary
  • 10:45 – Networking and Close​


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