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The Dark Side Of the Chain? Governing & Auditing Mutual Distributed Ledger (aka blockchain) Systems

 

 

Date

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

 

Time

09:30-17:00

 

Speakers

Ian Angell, Spectre Consulting

Vic Arulchandran, Nivaura

Shaun Blake, Cygnetise

Daniel Broby, Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation

Dr Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull

Vinay GuptaHexayurt.Capital

Tom Hingley, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Ross Laurie, Deloitte

Matthew Leitch, Z/Yen

Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen

Bob McDowell, Formerly States of Alderney

Greg McMullen, IPDB and BigChainDB

Dr Eva Micheler, London School of Economics

Chris Mills, KPMG

Avtar Sehra, Nivaura

Narayanan Vaidyanathan, ACCA

Steve Webb, PwC

Dr Markos Zachariadis, Warwick Business School

 

Venue

The Chartered Insurance Institute, 20 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HY. Map

 

 

The Dark Side of the Chain? Governing and Auditing Mutual Distributed Ledger (aka blockchain) Systems 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 09:30-17:00,
The Chartered Insurance Institute

 

A Long Finance Conference delivered by Z/Yen Kindly Sponsored by

 

This conference brought together 17 specialists from the business, legal and academic sectors to explore the systemic, legal and technical challenges surrounding the governance of distributed ledger technology.

Before an audience of 100, in the grand surroundings of the Chartered Insurance Institute Great Hall, our experts discussed issues ranging from asset bubbles and Ricardian Contracts to human trafficking and cyberwarfare.

Whilst it was agreed that the technology was still at an early stage of maturity, and skepticism was expressed regarding some recent Initial Coin Offerings (which were described as “waiting for a regulatory hammer to fall”), it was agreed that the sector still held enormous promise, providing the issue of governance was effectively addressed.

The conference concluded on a positive note, by identifying a need to reconcile the truth on blockchains with the truth in the real world. As a result, “Reality Auditors” may well step from the pages of science fiction into the science  fact of Long Finance.

Both the visual and oral parts of our keynote speakers' presentations can be found below, along with the conference proceedings  and a feedback overview .

 

 

Conference Agenda

Delegate Pack

 

Introduction

Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group Limited

 

KEYNOTE 1 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Vinay Gupta, Hexayurt.Capital

 

KEYNOTE 2 Securities Markets Infrastructure – Key Issues and Technological Challenges

Dr Eva Micheler, Associate Professor in Law, London School of Economics

Eva Micheler Presentation

 

KEYNOTE 3 The Dark Side of the Blockchain

Dr Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull

Dionysios Demetis Presentation

  

KEYNOTE 4 Responsibility Without Power?

Dr Markos Zachariadis, Warwick Business School

 

Picture Gallery

 

   

         

 

Resources