After the Bell Forum: 4th Annual New York Event: A Discussion on the Trending Issues in Trading Today | Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 • New York, NY

Every day there is an article or comment on cryptocurrencies – whether it is Bitcoin or one of the other currencies currently being traded globally. According to a recent article,“The internet-based protocol behind bitcoin has the power to disrupt and transform the FinTech industry, and the cryptocurrency’s recent endorsements from well-respected investors provide a critical first step toward legitimacy.” These panel discussions address the movement of trade of cryptocurrencies from Main Street to the City. But how do you gain on these opportunities? Is it just a bubble, another speculative commodity or something more? What regulation will be instituted and how will that affect trading?


In these informative panel discussions, we hear from experienced professionals in the industry on these issues and more. Held after trading hours so as not to take time off the desk, these discussions are immediately followed by a networking reception to continue the discussion and exchange of ideas. Join us on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 and learn why 2000+ of your industry colleague have attended Mankoff Company events.

Thursday, 3 April, 2014
4:45 pm Registration
5:00 pm

Panel I: Regulation and Regulatory Impact


  • Latest initiatives by regulatory bodies
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/ ABL (“Anti-Bitcoin Laundering”) and know-your-customer rules
  • Storage issues/security/anti-hacking
  • Will it become a legitimate currency? Will it interface with banking systems? And will it be taxed?

Panelists Include:

  • Garrick Hileman, Economic Historian, London School of Economics & Founder of
  • Eitan Jankelewitz, Associate, Digital Media Group, Sheridans
  • Michael Parson, FCA
  • Karim Taleb, PhD, Managing Partner, Robust Methods
5:45 pm

Panel II. Steps to Becoming a Cryptocurrency Trader


  • What is the potential of the crypto market?
  • Evaluating the volatility: How it differs from traditional arbitrage and understanding how to handle it
  • Is it another asset class? An ECN? A commodity like gold?
  • Trading on exchanges
  • Identifying current and future opportunities
  • Clearing and settlement issues; Counterparty risk

Panelists Include:

  • Emmanuel Abiodun, CEO & Founder,
  • Andy Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development Asia, LLC
  • Fred Mazo, Co-Founder,
6:30 pm

Panel III. Investment in Cryptocurrencies and bitcoin companies


  • What makes it a good or bad investment?
  • Investing in bitcoin companies: What makes them valuable?
  • What are the technologies available? Being developed? And how will they be advance the move from the retail to institutional trader?

Panelists Include:

  • Emmanuel Abiodun, CEO & Founder,
  • Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute for Security and Resilience Studies
  • Ian Grigg, Technology Lead, Dinero Ltd
  • Basem I. Salfitim, Partner, Hummingbird Ventures
  • Carl A R Weir, SVP, Business Development (EMEA), Marco Polo New World
7:15 pm Networking Reception
Following the conclusion of the Roundtable Panel Sessions join us for a Networking Cocktail Reception to further discuss the most top of mind issues of those involved in the financial markets.
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Who Will be Attending the Event:
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investors
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Proprietary Trading Desks
  • High Frequency Traders
  • Traders
  • FX, Options and Futures Trading Desks
  • Commodity Trading Advisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Broker/Dealers
  • Exchanges
  • Technology Firms
  • Clearing & Settlement Firms
  • Solution Providers
  • Law Firms
  • Consulting & Advisory Firm

Event Venue

The Washington Mayfair Hotel
5 Curzon Street 
Mayfair, London W1J 5HE 
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7499 7000


Hedge Funds, Investors, Venture Capitalists, Proprietary Trading Desks, High Frequency Traders, FX, Options and Futures Traders; Commodity Trading Advisors; Risk Managers, Portfolio Managers:


Broker/Dealers, Exchanges, Technology Firms, Clearing & Settlement Firms, Solution Providers, Cryptocurrency firms, Law Firms, Consulting & Advisory Firms:





About carlarweir
I am a Cross Asset FIX Connectivity SME working for international banks. i also sit on the FIX Protocol Ltd Global Steering Committee, and am Co-Chair of the Global Cross Asset Committee. I also have a very strong background in Mobile Telephony, Cloud computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Big Data, innovation, and am a pioneer in Pseudolite technology.

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