Linklaters at Blockchain For Finance Conference APAC 2019
7 - 8 May, Singapore
As Asia Pacific’s leading blockchain conference, the Blockchain for Finance Conference (BFC) provides a global platform for over 300 senior financial experts and company representatives in the blockchain landscape to connect, co-create and collaborate to drive blockchain projects towards production.
This year focuses on the most current issues and the latest trends of blockchain technology for financial institutions. Key topics include asset tokenisation, delving deeper into securities and why STOs are gaining traction; business models around the blockchain hype; and the legal and regulatory concerns.
What we'll be doing
As part of this event, Linklaters will be hosting two sessions covering the following topics relating to the regulatory and payment developments of blockchain technology.
- 12:50pm – ‘Help or hinderance? The impact of regulation on blockchain development and what you need to know’
Partners Jonathan Horan and Peiying Chua will explore the impact of regulations on the potential success and adoption of blockchain solutions and provide a regional overview of the approach regulators have taken across different jurisdictions in Asia. It will also examine how regulators should treat tokens – as investment products, stored value facilities, foreign exchange currencies, and securities offerings.
- 14:30pm – The Role of blockchain in payments
Peiying Chua will lead a panel analysing the current status of blockchain technology with regards to payments, and the potential benefits that banks and FIs will see by utilising the technology. They will explore the need for a collaborative effect to fully reap the benefits of blockchains in payments and the partnerships that have already started forming in Asia Pacific. Discussions will also focus on other key challenges that have been encountered when moving blockchain payment projects from pilot to production, such as scalability, and analyse the solutions currently on offer.
Will you be attending?
We look forward to seeing you there, so drop us an email if you would like to meet up, but if you can’t make it we’ll be:
- Tweeting from @Linklaterstech Twitter account
- Blogging on our FintechLinks blog
- Providing a wrap up of the event, summarising the key things you need to know