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Having jumped 70% in a year to reach US$ 50,000, prices of Bitcoin have started to make headlines. Cryptocurrency markets are rallying toward new all-time highs, and many of the world's largest investors and financial institutions are getting involved. At the same time, after an initial rejection by most jurisdictions, several jurisdictions over the period have become more receptive to the currency and are now on the radar of several institutional and retail investors.

The global crypto asset management market is expected to reach US$1.1 billion by the end of 2025, while the global blockchain market is expected to climb to US$ 39 billion by then. Pakistan has also started to explore the potential of this technology, with a positive response in attracting remittances from Malaysia in 2020.

Leading international experts will give insights on what is driving cryptocurrencies, how global institutional investors view this as an investment opportunity, and also explain the perspective of local regulators.

View the event schedule and speaker lineup in the conference flyer.

 Program Agenda

Welcome Remarks: 4:30 - 4:35

1. Panel Discussion: Why and how are large US Companies Investing in Bitcoin? What has changed?

4:35 pm - 5:35 pm (PKT)


- Chris Aruliah, Head of Business Development, Bitstamp

- Muhammed Yesilhark, Chief Investment Officer, Q2Q Capital

- Ali Farid Khwaja, CFA, Chairman, KASB Securities, Pakistan (Moderator)

2. Discussion: Should cryptoassets have a role in professionally managed portfolios?

5:35 pm - 6:05 pm (PKT)


- Matt Hougan, Chief Investment Officer, Bitwise Asset Management

- David Lawant, Researcher, Bitwise Asset Management 

3. Discussion: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Regulation in Pakistan

6:05 pm - 6:35 pm (PKT)


- Najia Ubaid, Head Primary Market Approvals & Development Department, SECP

- Dr. Inayat Hussain, Executive Director – Banking Supervision Group, SBP

 Registration Details

Individuals interested in attending can register in advance using this link.

The last date for registration is 24 February 2021.

PL Credits: The conference will qualify for 2 PL credits for members of CFA Societies.