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Fintech Part 1: Blockchains – Disruptor, Panacea and Reality

from CFA Society Chicago

Wednesday, January 17
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren Street

Blockchains are simultaneously feared as a disruptor and lauded as a technological panacea, often with little understanding of how they work and their possible uses. Further complicating matters is the failure to separate blockchains from the most visible implementation of the technology: bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies are only one possible application of this distributed ledger technology (DLT) that could have far reaching consequences in vast areas of banking and financial services, as well as elsewhere in society. In this event CFA Society Chicago will declutter the topic with a keynote presentation on what blockchains actually are followed by an expert industry panel to explain how blockchains are used and will be used in clearing and settlement, payments, custody, and regulation. more


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