The Economics and Finance of Cryptocurrencies:
Panel Discussion and Alumni Networking

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: Room has been changed to ELG03, Drysdale Building, Spencer Street, London, EC1V 0HB
Dress code: Business / Smart casual
Ticket price: £10,00 per person

Hosted by Professor Giulia Iori, Head of Department of Economics at City, University of London, the evening will feature an expert panel discussion on the topic of the economics and finance of cryptocurrencies. Followed by a drinks reception, this event is an opportunity for you to learn about the latest news from your University and to network with your fellow alumni, current students and members of staff.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the evening. You are very welcome to bring a guest.

Programme

18:00 - 18:30   Registration and Networking (refreshments available)
18:30 - 18:35   Welcome speech by Professor Giulia Iori
18:35 - 19:15   Panel discussion ‘The Economics and Finance of Cryptocurrencies’
Coordinated by Dr Spyros Galanis, the panel will discuss the connection between the academic ideas from economics and game theory that are the building blocks of Cryptocurrencies, and the practical side of investing in crypto assets and developing new products and processes
19:15 - 19:30   Q&A
19:30 - 21:00   Networking Reception (drinks and nibbles available)

Speaker profiles

James Bennett - CEO of ByteTree

James is the CEO of ByteTree, a provider of real time crypto-asset data, fundamentals and blockchain market analysis. He holds a degree in Economic and Politics from the University of Manchester, runs the London blockchain Meetup and was an invited expert to the world’s largest blockchain hackathon.

Dr Spyros Galanis - Deputy Head of Department of Economics at City, University of London

Dr Spyros Galanis is a Reader in 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.

Peter Habermacher - CEO and Co-Founder of Aaro Capital

Peter Habermacher is Aaro Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the strategic direction of the firm as well as integrating rigorous economic thinking into the asset allocation process.

 

Dr Jan Christoph Schlegel - Lecturer in Economics at City, University of London

Dr Jan Christoph Schlegel is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at City, University of London. He has been consulting as an expert on DLTs and auction design. His research interests include market design, game theory and mechanism design.

 

Adam Wickens - Digital Assets and US Placement Specialist - Senior Vice President at Marsh

Adam’s over 20 years in the insurance industry across many lines, but now focused on Financial Lines and Cyber with interest in developing markets and products, now a specialist in the Crypto currency and digital asset space.

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Wednesday 4 March
18:30 - 21:00
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