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Blockchain for Finance Conference to be held on 20-21 June in Singapore

FinTech Network, an independent provider of business intelligence for the financial services community, has announced ‘The Blockchain for Finance Conference – Asia Pacific’ that will take place on 20-21 June 2017, in Singapore.

The event will examine latest blockchain applications in various industries, proofs-of-concepts and its use cases in order to access the viability of the adoption of the nascent technology. The conference topics include blockchain strategies, its financial use cases, the regulation, compliance and standards, technology challenges that lie behind blockchain adoption, among others.

During the conference, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, China Construction Bank, Mizuho & OCBC Bank will set out their blockchain strategies in helping organizations to understand the capability of this technology. Also, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will oversee the Intellectual Property challenge and how the recent influx of patent filings may impact the wider financial services sector.

The expert speakers of the blockchain conference range from top notch organizations that are working towards blockchain including Mizuho, China Construction Bank, London Stock Exchange Group, BNY Mellon, Japan Exchange Group, Manulife, among others.

Few promising speakers from the blockchain arena include Mike Truter, Deputy General Manager at Asian Systems Office in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ ; Sindhu Vadakath, Asia Payments Product Line Manager at BNY Mellon; Michele Curtoni Strategy Manager, Global Technology Innovation at London Stock Exchange Group; Jonathan Hope, CEO of Keychain; Antony Lewis, Director of Research at R3, among others.

There will also be breakout sessions on ‘Blockchain in Trade Finance’ that accesses the value that modern technologies such as blockchain, cryptography, distributed ledgers, IoT and cloud can bring to trade finance. Also, there will be a debate session on ‘Public Vs Private Blockchain’ that will address on the pros and cons of public and private blockchain’s to assess the viability of both approaches within the financial sector.

The conference is expected to attract 30% of attendees from banks, building societies, credit unions, brokerages and insurance companies. The registrations are open and ongoing and are priced according to premium and standard categories.

By Sujha Sundararanjan
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