· Dinis Guarda openbusinesscouncil summit – citiesabc Youtube will host a special LIVE event where seven experts in the crypto and blockchain space will share their insights on Digital Assets, NFTs, DeFi and The Future of Global Economy and Exchanges.
· The event can be watched live on Dinis Guarda YouTube channel on Wednesday 24th at 1pm EDT / 5pm GMT.
Blockchain is as diversified and complex as the opportunities it presents to the global economy. The frontier between the physical and the digital economy are blurred, and solutions to tokenize every aspect of the world accelerate. The new DeFi and NFTs wave are taking full advantage of what blockchain can bring to the global economy. And there is a discussion to have to make sure we do so in the right way.
That is what this Dinis Guarda openbusinesscouncil summit – citiesabc Youtube special LIVE event aims to bring about.
Moderated by openbusinesscouncil and citiesabc CEO Dinis Guarda in partnership with INX Limited, a blockchain-based platform for trading digital assets and BTCU Ultimatum, a next-gen blockchain based on Bitcoin fork, it will gather top industry leaders and experts in innovative companies, including Douglas Borthwick – CMO INX Limited; Dr Guenther Dobrauz – Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland; Hirander Misra – Chairman & CEO GMEX Group & SECDEX; Derek Mayne – MD co-Founder CrescoFin; Peter Kristensen – Co-CEO JP Fund Services and Eric Ma – CEO BTCU Ultimatum, to discuss all the opportunities, challenges and consequences of this global disruption.
The finance industry, the first being disrupted by digital assets, is taking one step closer to full decentalization with the latest innovations in DeFi. New platforms and solutions are changing the rules, the players and the access to financial services. But there is much to discuss, including regulatory compliance and building trust, to make sure that DeFi doesn’t end up in just another buzzword.
Likewise, DeFi has in NTFs the most transformative and powerful tool now. NFTs are shaping the creative industry and the global collectibles economy as a whole, and pushing multiple industries such as real estate, sports, fantasy football, gaming, internet ephemera, etc.
Non-fungible tokens – NFTs are scarce digital cryptographic assets. This means that NFTs are unique digital assets that run on blockchains. NFTs create digital scarcity for a given asset, which is particularly interesting for art pieces and collectives, where there was none before. This lack of digital scarcity in the creative industry is one of the main reasons people have slowly but surely been gravitating to NFTs as a possible solution. But NFTs are still in its infancy and we need to make sure that they are actually developed for what they expect to be for: creating a fairer industry.
The last pillar of this LIVE event is the role that exchanges will play in this tokenized economy. The future of the global economy is based on platforms and marketplaces and so exchanges will be the critical new system of financial, trading and business interconnectedness.
What: Dinis Guarda openbusinesscouncil summit – citiesabc Youtube special LIVE event
Speakers: Douglas Borthwick – CMO INX Limited; Dr Guenther Dobrauz – Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland; Hirander Misra – Chairman & CEO GMEX Group & SECDEX; Derek Mayne – MD co-Founder CrescoFin; Peter Kristensen – Co-CEO JP Fund Services and Eric Ma – CEO BTCU Ultimatum
Where: Dinis Guarda YouTube channel
When: Wednesday 24th at 1pm EDT / 5pm GMT
openbusinesscouncil and citiesabc CEO Dinis Guarda will be joined by top experts and leaders in the blockchain space, including:
Douglas Borthwick is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Business Development at INX Limited trading platform company. A financial industry veteran with over 25 years of experience and a financial technology expert, Mr. Borthwick has worked with the likes of Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Latin American FX trading business Standard Chartered.
Dr Guenther Dobrauz – Partner & Leader PwC Legal Switzerland | Member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team.
Guenther is a Partner with PwC in Zurich, Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland, a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s global legal practice comprising 4000+ lawyers in 90+ countries and the firm’s Global LegalTech Leader.
Guenther is the author of ten books on innovation and the European, Swiss and Liechtenstein legal regulatory framework as well as of 100+ publications in international expert magazines and has to date been speaking at more than 200 conferences worldwide. He also founded the Disruption Disciples movement and hosts the online series Appetite for Disruption.
Hirander Misra – Chairman & CEO GMEX Group & SECDEX, Partner at Digital Partners Network.
Hirander Misra is the Chairman and CEO of GMEX Group (GMEX), offering innovative solutions for the creation & operation of electronic exchanges and post trade infrastructure in securities, FX, derivatives, commodities, crypto & digital tokenised assets. He is also part of the Mauritius Financial Services Commission task force on Digital Finance.
Derek Mayne – MD co-Founder CrescoFin;
Derek Mayne co-founded CrescoFin in 2019 and started the Cresco group of companies in 2011 with Cresco Capital Markets, a foreign exchange broker, adding Cresco Capital Management in 2014.
Known as Ice-Man in his early career as an engineer in offshore oil and gas production (as he specialized in sea ice, not G&T ice), he worked with Agip KCO in Kazakhstan and London and later founded Abai Resources Ltd to develop junior oil and gas in Kazakhstan. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, where he also held an adjunct professorship.
Peter Kristensen – Co-CEO JP Fund Services – TradeMakers;
Peter Kristensen has an accumulated financial markets experience of over 35 years. Peter has an extensive career, starting off at a Danish Bank to Saxo Bank, where he became an expert in online trading. Peter is now the co-CEO of JP Funds and recently co-founded of investment platform trademakers along with Adam Hill.
Eric Ma – CEO BTCU Ultimatum, Former Community Manager CoinMarketCap
Eric Ma is the CEO of BTCU. Eric studied a major in Landscape architecture in the University of Winscouncil. In this position he got his project management capacities and foundations of working with teams and strategy. After this experience he worked in human resources and managed a big network of education in a major group out of Taiwan.
Between 2018-2019 Eric became Community Manager for CoinMarketCap – the world’s leading platform source for crypto market capitalizations, pricing and information. Eric later took the role as the CEO Bione, a world leading cryptocurrency exchange for global digital asset professionals and enthusiasts, was established in May 2018 in Singapore. In 2020, he was approached by BTCU to become the CEO of the company.
The lines between decentralised finance and centralised finance are as blurry as they have ever been as the economy goes completely digital, with marketplaces and exchanges tokenizing different sectors of the global economy. And we need to make sure that we grab all the opportunities that DeFi, NFTs and Digital Assets bring about, while ensuring that they are developed and deployed in an ethical way. That is why these conversations are critical now.
The Digital Assets, NFTs, DeFi and The Future of Global Economy and Exchanges LIVE event is due to go live on Dinis Guarda YouTube channel on Wednesday, 24th March at 1pm EDT / 5pm GMT .
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