Investing in Crypto Assets and Decentralised Finance

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Wednesday, 31st March 2021
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: This event will take place virtually via Zoom. (Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the virtual meeting. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.)


Hosted by Dr Spyros Galanis, Head of the Department of Economics at City, University of London, the event will feature an expert panel discussion on investing in crypto assets and Decentralised Finance (DeFi). Crypto assets have become an increasingly popular asset class, considered by retail and institutional investors. At the same time, DeFi tries to revolutionise Finance and Banking, through blockchain technology. Our expert panel features practitioners from both worlds, professional investment and DeFi, so a lively discussion is sure to follow moderated by Dr Christoph Schlegel, Senior Lecturer in Economics at City, University of London.

This event will give you an excellent opportunity to reconnect virtually with fellow alumni, students and academics from the Department of Economics and industry experts.


12:30 - 12:35   Welcome by Dr Spyros Galanis
12:35 - 13:20   Panel Discussion on ‘Investing in Crypto Assets and Decentralised Finance'
                         - Dr Spyros Galanis, City, University of London
                         - Vivek Prasannan, Polkadex
                         - Marcos C. Veremis, Evanston Capital Management
13:20 - 13:50   Q&A (Moderator Dr Christoph Schlegel)
13:50 - 14:00   Closing Remarks

Speaker profiles

Dr Spyros Galanis

Dr Spyros Galanis is Head of the Department of Economics at City, University of London. He has been consulting on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. His research interests include decision theory, game theory, finance and experiments.

Vivek Prasannan

Vivek Prasannan is the executive Director of Polkadex, a trading engine for web3 and DeFi. He is a computer engineer turned entrepreneur, passionate about building Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.


Dr Christoph Schlegel

Dr. Christoph Schlegel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at City, University of London. He has been consulting for blockchain projects on questions of pricing, ICOs, and the design of token economies. His research interests include market design, game theory and mechanism design.

Marcos C. Veremis

Marcos C. Veremis is a partner at Evanston Capital Management, where he joined in 2020. Previously, he spent over 13 years with Cambridge Associates, primarily in Alternative Investments, including research and implementation of uncorrelated liquid and illiquid strategies. More recently, he led Cambridge’s research into the emerging space of blockchain technology and crypto assets.

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