London Summit 2018 – What Path Lies Ahead for Cryptos?

It’s time to look ahead to 2019 for cryptocurrencies and what the future may hold for the industry

While 2017 saw the shift of the cryptocurrency space into the mainstream, this year has been more about the emergence of a more mature sector entirely. With new regulations, a more defined structure, and well-defined demands from clients, the cryptocurrency industry will be a primary area of focus at the 2018 London Summit.

Hosted by Finance Magnates, for what is now the seventh consecutive year, the 2018 London Summit will take place on November 13-14 at Old Billingsgate. In each successive year, the event has continued to grow, emphasizing an expanding range of topics. In the aftermath of last year’s notable shift, this includes cryptos, which has quickly grown into one of the marquee areas of focus during the event.

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Do not let the calendar fool you – despite only being in August, there is already a sizable buzz surrounding the event. As information surrounding speaker slots and the summit’s agenda continue to emerge, prospective attendees and guests, are once again encouraged to join the conversation and stay tuned for more details surrounding the upcoming agenda of the event.

Industry-leading CEOs talk crypto’s future

As is customary, every year of the London Summit features one of the most important discussions, i.e., the CEOs panel. Featuring a hand-picked panel of some of the industry’s top talent in a roundtable discussion, cryptocurrencies will once again be a marquee topic.

Attendees can ultimately expect multiple different topics to be included during the panel, with this year emphasizing the role of cryptocurrencies in OTC trading. The topic is of particular note as demand for these instruments has grown throughout the year – this is one panel you do not want to miss.

Opportunities in crypto in 2019

The cryptocurrency industry is a forward-thinking one. Though its rise has been touched on and analyzed at length, the most important implications are yet to come. More than twelve months since its meteoric rise, it’s time to look ahead to 2019 for cryptocurrencies and what the future may hold for the nascent industry.

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A panel of veteran specialists will delve into this discussion during the London Summit, attempting to chart a course forward in what could very well be one of the most key segments in 2019. Be sure to stay ahead of any regulatory headwinds or surprises and attend this panel.

Cryptocurrency trading: breaking down retail and institutional models

Crypto trading is no longer just a retail phenomenon, with leading institutional venues such as CME Group and CBOE embracing Bitcoin futures at the tail end of 2017. This year’s panel will touch on the specifics of cryptos in both the retail and institutional space, as well as the impact of regulations.

As recently as last week, for example, CME Group’s CEO has gone on record saying they will no longer be introducing more crypto futures. Does this represent a changing perception around these instruments or just a corner case?

The cryptocurrency survival kit for brokers

Few spaces have been through more upheaval during the past 12 months than the cryptocurrency industry. Following its rise to prominence the industry has transformed, rather quickly, into a fully-fledged segment. However, 2018 presents its own unique challenges, many of which have threatened to extinguish many an exchange or broker.

Indeed, as a fundamental component of many retail brokers’ offerings, cryptos are here to stay. In this seminar, attendees will learn from three leading experts about the most critical components surrounding the successful integration of cryptocurrencies. This includes tips and tricks for proper risk management and a step-by-step guide to smoothing out the payment process as well as linking up with exchanges.

Impact of regulating ICOs: a global view

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have managed to eclipse 2017 already and are only increasing in frequency and worth. For these reasons, regulators and global authorities have moved to police this segment perhaps more so than any other, given the large swaths of cash changing hands.

Will ICOs continue to flourish moving forward in a more regulated manner? This year’s seminar will address this and other concerns, such as the large percentage of projects that have resulted in disaster for investors. With ICOs now firmly on the radar of regulators, new projects and startups have had to adapt to a newly defined playing field.

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