EVENT REVIEW – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: Where Next?

Thursday 28th March 2019

Last night in Committee Room 16 of the House of Commons, Parliament Street hosted a FinTech symposium called Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: Where Next?

Addressing the full house were:

Dr. Iwa Salami, Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and Regulation, University of East London

Joanna Hubbard, CEO, Electron

Erik Wilgenhot Plante, Chief Compliance Officer, BeQuant

David Carlisle, Head of Community, elliptic.co

Chairing the evening’s proceedings was Parliament Street’s Director of Technology, Steven George-Hilley.

Topics discussed included;

  • whether the government needed to have a greater role in promoting the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
  • how Brexit will impact the use and regulation of Blockchain.
  • the role of the press in relation to the negative public perception of cryptocurrencies.

Quotes of the Night;

  • David Carlisle stressed that “having a dialogue between industry and regulator is critical”
  • Erik Wilgenhot Plante told the audience that “Blockchain has the potential to really change the financial industry in the same way e-mail changed the postal industry.



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