#ExpertChat Registration: Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Technology in Emerging Markets

By Joe Danielewicz | 21 August 2017
Gavin Serkin
United Kingdom (UK)

OnFrontiers Editorial Director and a seasoned expert in everything to do with media in frontier and emerging markets

Gavin hosts OnFrontiers’ #ExpertChat series, which connects emerging market leaders to audiences in live online discussions. He previously led the Eme...

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Whether you know exactly what ICO means or how blockchain works, or still struggle with the differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum (or fall somewhere in between), you’re invited to attend our next live #ExpertChat on Friday, Sept 8th.

According to the Economist, the market value for crypto-currencies has tripled since the start of this year reaching $60 billion as of May. The sector is constantly evolving, so we’re covering a lot of bases in this event. Emerging markets are particular ripe for development with this disruptive technology, as reported by our own Gavin Serkin (Five Countries Where Cryptocurrencies Are Seriously Taking Hold).

Hosted by Editorial Director Gavin Serkin on Friday, Sept. 8, our panel will include:

  • Werner van Rooyen, head of Business Development and Marketing at Luno, the oldest and largest Bitcoin platform in Africa, with a presence in Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.
  • Anish Mohammed, former lead security architect for Blockchain initiatives at HSBC and Chief Science Officer for Blockchainsmokers, which connects startups with blockchain technology
  • Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director of ConsenSys, which uses Blockchain technology to push for people empowerment and decentralized governance
  • Brian Iselin, president of slavefreetrade.org, which uses Blockchain-type technology to monitor trade supply chains for links to slavery
  • Federico Ast, founder of Crowdjury, a Blockchain-based decentralized justice system

Registered attendees will learn

  • Which countries are leading the way in cryptocurrencies and bitcoin applications — and how to get involved!
  • The differing attitudes of regulators around the world
  • How this technology is REALLY going to become disruptive as it matures

 

 The discussion begins at 11:30am in New York / 4:30pm in London

Register Here

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OnFrontiers Editorial Director and a seasoned expert in everything to do with media in frontier and emerging markets
United Kingdom (UK)
Editorial Director, OnFrontiers

Gavin hosts OnFrontiers’ #ExpertChat series, which connects emerging market leaders to audiences in live online discussions. He previously led the Emerging Markets news team for Bloomberg. He has been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and the Society of Professional Journalists. Gavin wrote "Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow" and has been a commentator on frontier markets for two decades. He also manages Frontier Funds Consultancy.