20-21 June, 2017 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne VIC

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Fast Track Your Attendance ACD

Want to fast track your registration to the Blockchain Summit 2017? It's easy - just download, fill out this form and send it to registration@iqpc.com.au

Fast Track Your Attendance

Want to fast track your registration to the Blockchain Summit 2017? It's easy - just download, fill out this form and send it to registration@iqpc.com.au

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Blockchain & Banks

Ahead of the 2nd annual Blockchain Summit we explore how cryptocurrencies, like Blockchain, are enabelling value to be transferred ubiquitously, at low cost, in real time and in a trustless environment. Crucially, this technology fundamentally alters traditional financial institution operations by making assets programmable, and improving overall process speed, efficiency and transparency.

The Benefits of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is one of the more exciting—and more misunderstood emerging technologies, and it is finally gaining serious traction in Australia.

Ahead of the Blockchain Summit 2017 we explore this revolutionary technology and delve into the potential benefits it presents for your organisation through examples of working blockchain prototypes. 

Exclusive Content

Harnessing Blockchain at Australia’s major banks

The banking and FinTech industry is quickly rallying around the concept of Blockchain and its application as a near-future technology. Global institutions are partnering with start-ups to explore Blockchain capabilities, while regulators contend with the potential implications from a governance perspective. In this exclusive report, Michael Southwell, Director of Payments - Global Transaction Services at Westpac, and Nick Groves, Executive Manager, Group Strategy at ANZ, share exclusive insight into the latest developments aimed at understanding and harnessing Blockchain technology. 

Policy and Regulation for Blockchain Technology

In this exclusive Q&A, Kate Romanova, Director – Management Consulting, Financial Services & Bluechips, discusses what organisations can expect by way of policy and regulation developments as Blockchain technology grows ever closer to becoming a mainstream platform. 

Whitepapers

A Brave New World: Distributed Ledger Technology

We are living in an age of rapid change. The internet has changed the way we shop, learn, listen to music, watch tv and travel. The financial industry is similarly experiencing huge shifts and financial companies are looking at new technologies as they emerge and deciding whether or not to embrace them and the new opportunities they provide. 
One of the more recent technological developments that holds potential for the financial industry is distributed ledger technology, or DLT. This report, published by European Central Bank, explores what exactly this new technology is and what the potential implications and benefits are for the world’s financial market infrastructure. 

Video

Blockchain in banking & start-ups: Insights with Sapien Ventures

Venture capital firm Sapien Ventures has maintained a unique perspective on Blockchain developments across Australia. As the company prepares to run a start-up pitch at the upcoming Blockchain Summit in June, we sat down with David Gee, Advisor EIR, and Victor Jiang, Founding Partner, to find out some of the latest trends in Blockchain developments across banking and start-ups. 

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[Video transcript] Blockchain in banking & start-ups: Insights with Sapien Ventures

This is the written transcript of our video interview with David Gee, Advisor EIR at Sapien Ventures, and Victor Jiang, Founding Partner at Sapien Ventures, who discuss some of the latest trends in Blockchain developments across banking and start-ups. They also share insight into how they are gathering companies for Australia's first Blockchain start-up pitch at the conference in June. 

Articles

Bank-Wise analysis of Blockchain activity

Interest in blockchain has been coming in from every corner of the world with major ones being banks and technology providers. Banks’ interest in bitcoin blockchain is seeing a huge uptick with the exploration of potential use cases for the distributed ledger system (blockchain technology).

Top Tips for Leveraging Blockchain in Your Organisation

Blockchain is one of the more exciting—and more misunderstood emerging technologies, and it is finally gaining serious traction in Australia.

Blockchain has seen significant developments since last year and has finally begun to cut through the hype. It is not only disrupting well established businesses - those in law and finance - but it also holds the capacity to affect other disruptive businesses such as Uber and Airbnb.

Ahead of the Blockchain Summit 2017 we chat to Cindy Nicholson, Associate Director - Financial Services Industry Innovation - Asia Pacific, at Optus, and parent company Singtel.

In this article Cindy, who has over 30 year experience both locally and abroad in financial services, software development and innovation, explores 5 key tips for successfully leveraging blockchain in your organisation, through insights into the Optus business model. 

Commonwealth Bank: Bridging the Real and the Virtual with Blockchain

Ahead of the Blockchain Summit 2017 we chat to Sophie Gilder, Head of Blockchain at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Sophie, through exploration of CBA’s recent blockchain experiment transporting cotton from Texas to Guangzhou, delves into the uses, benefits and current pitfalls of this revolutionary emerging technology. 

Powerpoint Presentation

Predicting the Future Relationship between Bitcoin and the Financial World

In this past presentation from the Blockchain Summit 2016, Sam Lee, CEO at the Bitcoin Group explores;

  • Bitcoin vs. Blockchain: Key challenges to mass adoption
  • Is Bitcoin dead? Utilising Bitcoin’s blockchain as the reference technology model for future uses
  • Reviewing the state of the market and assessing the future relationship between bitcoin, blockchain and banking
  • Working with Bitcoin and the potential benefits (or pitfalls)
  • Discussingthe business case for interacting with bitcoin

Establishing Identity: Anti-Money Laundering and KYC (Know Your Customer) on the Blockchain

In this past presentation from the Blockchain Summit 2016, Bradley Brown Acting National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy at AUSTRAC explores;

  • Exploring the AML/CTF risks of dealing with blockchain
  • KYC in the context of anonymity and pseudoanonymity
  • Influencing regulation and what you can do for the regulator

Interoperability of Blockchain Technologies and Connecting Into Existing Systems

In this past presentation from the Blockchain Summit 2016, Lucas Cullen Board Member at the BAA explores;

  • Discussing proof of concept: cases where
  • Blockchain can be applied including international money transfers, smart contracts, trade finance and collateral management
  • Reviewing regulation and compliance: 12 month timeframe
  • Evaluating broader industry needs and the over-arching standards the Blockchain needs to meet to move forward
  • Challenges for interoperability between various blockchains and distributed ledgers