Mar 6, 06:30 PM - 10:30 PM (CET)
CFA Society Luxembourg and Swissquote Bank Europe invite you on a journey of exploration around crypto industry and other alternative assets.
How the boom, bust and (slow) rebound in crypto assets will change the way we consider and choose what’s worth investing in.
A common question investors continue to ask themselves is how to integrate crypto assets and block chain technology into a diversified portfolio.
From its technical start, Bitcoin aimed to provide peer-to-peer transfers of value that would also be resilient from the forces of devaluation. Its unchangeable technical constraints would enforce limited supply. This technology—blockchain—would offer a transfer system operating without having to trust others thus removing the risk of a failed counterparty.
The last two years have shown that despite the proven promise of blockchain’s security and reliability, the huge growth of a global industry—from various platforms to diverse crypto-currencies derived from them—didn’t mean we moved much from the common human tendencies repeated throughout financial history.
During the session, we will look at what investors and companies in the crypto industry faced from 2021 through 2023. These examples will reinforce that crypto and blockchain investments still depend on the basics of corporate governance, secure custodial services, appropriate regulation and enforcement and what the blockchain business is about.
The presentation will be followed by a networking cocktail.
About our speaker: John EHLERS
John Ehlers is COO for the Swissquote Bank Europe. Jack has worked as COO and Authorised Manager at Bitstamp Europe S.A. in Luxembourg, managing the groups operational teams and recently accountable for the delivery of regulatory licencing for crypto assets across Europe. He has 14 years of executive and board experience in Luxembourg at CSSF regulated financial services firms including banking, EMI and PI projects. He has worked at a number of payment services companies such as Paypal and Alipay providing him with extensive knowledge of payments networks and services, crypto, electronic money and fintech product strategy.