The focus of the Crypto Fest was on cryptocurrency investments, trading and payments.
Hotly contested debates and discussions took place in the Crypto Battle Arena ending with a fun-filled after-party.
Excitingly, with the invention of Bitcoin, new global financial systems now exist, that of decentralised cryptocurrencies and tech giant's coins such as Facebooks Libra. How will these new financial systems affect how we live and transact, and how will governments control these new systems?
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly gaining popularity, and there are more traders who want to benefit from price fluctuations.
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Moderator: James Preston: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) Many different opinions exist in the crypto community on which bitcoin is the true bitcoin: which is the most efficient payment system, what is the most efficient block size limit and which of these are as per Satoshi Nakamoto's Whitepaper, 'Bitcoin, A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System'. The moderator will introduce each speaker and the topic for discussion. Each participant will make their case for the bitcoin they support after which each will have the opportunity to respond to the other participants. The audience will be invited to post a question via Twitter to the participants. The moderator will select one of the best questions and pose it to the participants to answer.
Bitcoin has passed many milestones over its ten-year lifespan going from zero to an all-time high of $20,000 in price. With the next halving event scheduled for 2020, Simon looks ahead at the next five years for the king of crypto, and what the future holds for adoption, payments and the altcoin arena.
For crypto enthusiasts looking to trade price fluctuations without having to own the coins - trading crypto derivatives gives you the opportunity to benefit from both the rise and the fall of the crypto market. Join this talk to understand how the latest technology in trading platforms offers opportunities in the trading market, portfolio hedging, leverage trading, aggregation of exchange prices and automation of trading strategies.
Building a cryptocurrency exchange has as much to do with understanding the current financial system as it does the new. Get a behind the scenes perspective with VALR's CEO who will discuss the journey from idea to launch, its success and challenges, and the highs and lows.
Moderator: Grey Jabesi: Gold has historically played a central role in economies driven by physical exchange and remains a recognized store of value to this day. We live however, in an increasingly digital world and as our money and payment systems evolve, bitcoin has emerged as a potential store-of-value asset and a possible replacement for gold. What are the investment cases for gold vs the investment cases for bitcoin? Should bitcoin be viewed as an alternative to gold as a store of value? Should investors “drop gold” and replace it with bitcoin in their portfolio’s? Is bitcoin a safe-haven asset and will it outperform gold in a financial crisis? The value of gold is underpinned by its uses in jewellery and industry, what (if anything) underpins bitcoin’s value? The audience will be invited to post a question via Twitter to the participants. The moderator will select one of the best questions and pose it to the participants to answer.
The STRATUMBLUE Token (BLU) represents a selection of the 10 largest cryptocurrencies, chosen by following a market capitalisation index strategy plus a minor selection of cryptocurrencies and crypto-related assets using an active strategy. Having an accessible crypto portfolio has never been this easy.
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have been lauded for some time now as the technology that will change the way we move, interact and think about money. Laying new rails takes time. How and why will the banks of the future incorporate blockchain technology, XRapid and XRP?
How do crypto assets feature in future portfolios and what is the ultimate combination? DCX10 combines the top 10 Crypto Assets weighted by market cap and makes a compelling case as a secure, diversified, liquid investment.
Moderator: Grey Jabesi Is Facebook's entrance into the crypto market the best thing to happen in crypto? Is Facebook becoming too powerful? Does it legitimize the crypto space and move the conversation forward because of the threat that Libra now brings to the establishment? What threats exist for consumers and regulators alike? This battle will consider the various pros and cons of Libra, what it means for the crypto industry, consumers and regulators including the impact on other cryptocurrencies.
The after party is open to all attendees and will be held at at the beautiful Shimmy Beach Club on the beach at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space.