Utilising Block Chain Technology in Financial Markets London

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Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 999 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Utilising Blockchain Technologies in Financial Markets

Utilising Blockchain Technologies in Financial Markets - 1 day Course

This seminar is a brand new course that will investigate how to use Blockchain Technology in the Financial Markets. Presented by Ron Quaranta, chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. 

The main topics covered on the course include:

  • The origin of Blockchain and how it works in practice
  • Getting your company Blockchain ready
  • The different rules and regulations around Blockchain at present
  • A panel discussion on the future of Blockchain from industry experts

The sessions will include discussions on the basics of Blockchain - what it is, and how it works. Delegates will be provided with an exclusive insight on how firms can prepare and utilise blockchain using case studies and other methods. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is incredibly useful for anyone within the financial industry who is seeking to understand Blockchain in more detail, especially in the context of their work and business unit. Risk professionals will find this course particularly helpful in learning more about the background of Blockchain and its future in the financial industry. 

Participants who work in the following positions will benefit from this course:

  • Risk Officers
  • C-Level Executives
  • Innovation
  • Innovation Engineering
  • Product Management (Buy-Side and Sell-Side)
  • Product Team
  • Payment Solutions
  • Asset Managers
  • Fund Managers
  • Counterparty Credit Risk
  • Operational Risk 
  • Back Office
  • Exchanges
  • Broker Dealers
  • Settlement
  • Derivatives
  • Internal Audit
  • IT personnel
  • Mobile Payments
  • Regulators
  • Central Banks
  • Payment Solutions
  • Clearing Settlement
  • Trade Clearing

Training Course Content

Course content is as follows:

The whole day will be delivered by Ron Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Understanding Blockchain

  • What is Blockchain? Definition and features
  • Origins of Blockchain - bitcoin and digital currencies
  • How a blockchain works: Consensus, Mining, Cryptography and more
  • How Blockchain consensus is different: Byzantine Generals problem
  • Other Blockchains: Ethereumm, Factom; how are they different?
  • Compare existing distributed databases with blockchain
  • Proof of Work and Other Methods
  • Limitations of blockchain: Speed, Cost, Latency, Storage
  • Public vs private blockchains

Preparing your firm for Blockchain

  • Evaluating Blockchain Technology
  • Blockchain Use Case Examples
  • Coloured Coins and "Asset Backed" Coins
  • Decentralized Applications and "Smart" Contracts
  • Barriers to Blockchain Adoption
  • Industry Collaboration

Risk and Regulation

  • Who regulates it?
  • Currently regulatory landscape
  • Regulatory challenges and future frameworks
  • Blockchain as a tool for regulatory compliance
  • Future regulatory challenges

Blockchain and financial markets in the future


  • Public vs private Blockchains
  • Sidechains and interoperability
  • Use cases now and in future
  • Blockchain and permissionless commerce
  • "Blockchain as a Service"; Consortia and other platforms
  • Smart Contracts


Ron Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance


Anthony Macey, Blockchain R & D, Barclays

Michael Metcalfe, Head of Macro Strategy, State Street

Further panellists to be confirmed


The cost of this course is £999 + VAT per participant. Enquire about early bird discount.

In-House options are also available, contact Incisive Training for more information.

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