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Cryptocurrencies boom, bust and then what? Are we talking about a bust bubble, a Ponzi scheme? A fraud? Some countries are officially embracing them – Japan as of Jan. 15, 2018, yen accounts for 56.2 percent of bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency. The previous leader, China used to account for the largest until January 2017 but dropped after the state imposed strict restrictions on cryptocurrency trading. Japan has officially embraced cryptocurrencies. China is trying to ban them. Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain cannot be un-invented and are a great and profound idea. The consensus for other world authorities is not to fight and ban them but to try to control them. This means they are here to stay.
In our first session of the day, Trevor will discuss the ever popular Bitcoin. Blockchain is the platform for all cryptocurrencies but it is used for much more and will have the greatest impact on our industry. You will understand how they work and what they actually are. He will cover the above topics, their mechanisms and the future for us working in financial services.
In our second session, Timothy Frosdick, Head of Service Development at Transact, will provide an overview of the new GPDR legislation coming into effect. He will focus on the risk of inaction, the impact it has on their firm directly, how GDPR will impact relationships with advisers and the end investor and additionally how it will impact the adviser and their relationship with their client.