The Dark Side Of The Chain? Governing & Auditing Mutual Distributed Ledger (MDL, aka blockchain) Systems
Conference

This conference brought together 17 specialists from the business, legal and academic sectors to explore the systemic, legal and technical challenges surrounding the governance of distributed ledger technology.

Before an audience of 100, in the grand surroundings of the Chartered Insurance Institute Great Hall, our experts discussed issues ranging from asset bubbles and Ricardian Contracts to human trafficking and cyberwarfare.

Whilst it was agreed that the technology was still at an early stage of maturity, and skepticism was expressed regarding some recent Initial Coin Offerings (which were described as “waiting for a regulatory hammer to fall”), it was agreed that the sector still held enormous promise, providing the issue of governance was effectively addressed.

The conference concluded on a positive note, by identifying a need to reconcile the truth on blockchains with the truth in the real world. As a result, “Reality Auditors” may well step from the pages of science fiction into the science fact of Long Finance.

Both the visual and oral parts of our keynote speakers' presentations can be found below, along with the conference proceedings and a feedback overview

Conference Agenda

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Introduction

Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group Limited

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KEYNOTE 1 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Vinay Gupta, Hexayurt.Capital

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Audio

KEYNOTE 2 Securities Markets Infrastructure – Key Issues and Technological Challenges

Dr Eva Micheler, Associate Professor in Law, London School of Economics

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KEYNOTE 3 The Dark Side of the Blockchain

Dr Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull

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KEYNOTE 4 Responsibility Without Power?

Dr Markos Zachariadis, Warwick Business School

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Audio

Resources

More information about the DasCoin White Paper & Economic Simulation

Picture Gallery

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Date
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Time
9:30 - 17:00

Cost
Free

Location
The Chartered Insurance Institute
20 Aldermanbury
London EC2V 7HY

Speakers
    Ian Angell
    Spectre Consulting
    Vic Arulchandran
    Nivaura
    Shaun Blake
    Cygnetise
    Daniel Broby
    Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation
    Dr Dionysios Demetis
    University of Hull
    Vinay Gupta
    Hexayurt.Capital
    Tom Hingley
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Ross Laurie
    Deloitte
    Matthew Leitch
    Z/Yen
    Professor Michael Mainelli
    Z/Yen
    Bob McDowell
    Formerly States of Alderney
    Greg McMullen
    IPDB and BigChainDB
    Dr Eva Micheler
    London School of Economics
    Chris Mills
    KPMG
    Avtar Sehra
    Nivaura
    Narayanan Vaidyanathan
    ACCA
    Steve Webb
    PwC
    Dr Markos Zachariadis
    Warwick Business School

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