VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: AN INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE
JULIAN PEH • Co-Founder • Aditus
13:00 - 14:00
When cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and a host of other alt-coins first appeared in 2009, the financial establishment was quick to dismiss this new, fast rising asset class as a fad. Today, however, the total value of publicly traded cryptocurrencies is currently $160 billion, 795% higher for 2017! With 5-10 million unique users to date, the question is no longer one of the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies as an asset class and medium of trade, but rather how to integrate smart contracts, payment gateways and strong privacy protection technologies into a single platform.