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Tuesday, June 5 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Decentralising power is the only truly transformative element of the blockchain, everything else is just hype

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Blockchain has been at the top of mind for many financial executives over the past few years, but is it living up to its potential? What is hype and what is not? We'll cover the decentralisation aspects of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs in our quest for the truth. Join our panel as they battle it out. Expect controversial opinions and spirited debate. Will this panel leave you questioning your own opinions on blockchains? You’ll have to watch and find out!

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Marcus Swanepoel

CEO, Luno
Marcus is co-founder and CEO of Luno, a leading global digital currency company on a mission to upgrade the world to a better financial system. With customers spanning 40 countries, Luno’s products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use... Read More →

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James Carlyle

Chief Engineer, R3
James is focused on defining and building Corda, a unique blockchain platform that he helped design from first principles to meet the needs of provenance, privacy and performance in financial services and other industries. He has been the Chief Engineer of R3 since it was formed in... Read More →
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Marieke Flament

Managing Director for Europe, Circle
Marieke Flament is the Managing Director of Europe for Circle, a blockchain company breaking boundaries in the finance sector. With over 10 years of experience in consumer and tech, Marieke has led various businesses across Europe and Asia and is passionate about exploring the ways... Read More →
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Mike Kelly

CEO, Curl
Mike is founder and CEO of Curl - an entirely new payment network designed from scratch for retailers and consumers that works by @usernames, open banking, and instant bank transfers. Mike has worked on award winning startups and invented API technology that is deployed at scale around... Read More →
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Ajit Tripathi

Partner, ConsenSys
Biography coming soon

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:10am - 11:50am BST
The Ringside Stage