The Rise of Cryptocurrency: What the Future Holds
Recording Available: Friday, February 19, 2021
The rising popularity of cryptocurrency constantly brings profound transformations in payment transactions. Every day, more and more businesses turn to cryptocurrency because of its decentralized structure, efficient transaction flow, and low operation cost. However, as new regulatory frameworks arise, companies relying on cryptocurrency become prone to government crackdowns and are exposed to legal and financial hurdles.
Join financial market experts Boris Richard (FTI Consulting, Inc.) and Zhong Zhang (Bates White Economic Consulting) as they provide a comprehensive discussion on cryptocurrencies. Speakers will present notable trends and developments in this landscape and offer practical tips to leverage the use of cryptocurrency.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:
- Cryptocurrency Trends and Statistics
- Pros and Cons
- Cryptocurrency Regulations
- Leveraging Cryptocurrency
- What Lies Ahead
FTI Consulting, Inc.
- Rising institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies and why this rally is different from 2017.
- Cryptocurrency liquidity: has it changed over the past three years and what to expect going forward
- DeFi, CeDeFi, Tokenization and NFTs: principal trends shaping the future of the digital asset industry and associated economic and regulatory challenges
- Financial crime compliance for Virtual Asset Service Provider and Travel Rule: what stands in the way of global harmonization?
- Major trends in the US regulation and enforcement of digital assets.
Bates White Economic Consulting
- The differences between decentralized cryptocurrency (e.g. BTC, ETH) and crypto tokens (e.g. Stablecoins, ERC20 tokens), and the regulatory/legal implication on their future.
- Are the proposed central bank digital currencies (CBDC) really cryptocurrency? What are their potential impacts on monetary policy, privacy, and liberty.
- Will general purpose quantum computer destroy cryptocurrency?
Who Should Attend:
- Cryptocurrency Companies
- Securities Lawyers
- Financial Crime Lawyers and Consultants
- Fraud Analysts
- Finance Risk Management Officers
- Finance Compliance Officers
Dr. Richard is a Managing Director with FTI Consulting who brings over 23 years of experience in fixed income markets, litigation consulting, and cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Dr. Richard’s digital asset expertise includes trading practices and token price patterns on crypto exchanges, blockchain economics, initial coin offerings, and digital token valuation and performance. Dr. Richard has a thorough understanding of the evolving regulatory and enforcement framework for cryptocurrencies and digital assets in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a comprehensive perspective on the private litigation involving ICOs and digital tokens. Dr. Richard is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and Digital Currency Council. In addition, Dr. Richard has substantial complex litigation consulting knowledge with deep practical trading and investment management experience in bonds, fixed income products, and mortgage-backed securities.
Dr. Richard is a Managing Director with FTI Consulting who brings over 23 years of experience in fixed income markets, …
Zhong Zhang is a Senior Economist at Bates White with expertise in financial market microstructure and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang has worked extensively in the empirical analysis of high-frequency trading data from equity and fixed income markets. He is an expert in the mechanism design and the blockchain technical features of Bitcoin’s ecosystem and has published multiple articles on market microstructure and cryptocurrency in industry journals. He is founding chief editor of Hong Kong-based nonprofit publication Crypto Review. Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Zhang was assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong, where he taught algorithmic trading and derivatives and conducted research in quantitative finance and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang received his PhD from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he studied financial economics.
Zhong Zhang is a Senior Economist at Bates White with expertise in financial market microstructure and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang has …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of cryptocurrency
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
1.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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About FTI Consulting, Inc.
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.
About Bates White Economic Consulting
Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically-based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.