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22 October - 13 November
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Do cryptocurrencies have a place in Belfast’s future?

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What’s on offer?

A 45 minute introductory presentation using a live Bloomberg terminal on trading in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It will explain the mechanics and nature of digital money. The aim is to show how Belfast can benefit from digital currency for its future positioning as a globally connected City. 

What’s it about?

With so much credibility behind Bitcoin and other emerging cryptocurrencies, how can Belfast benefit from digital currency for its future positioning as a globally connected city?  In this session, Professor Broby will focus on who trades in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the mechanics and nature of digital money and encourage less speculation in the asset class. A live Bloomberg terminal will be used during the presentation to trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Daniel Broby 

Open to

This is aimed at millennials who have been exposed to the speculative nature of, and boom and bust in, cryptocurrencies and yet are unfamiliar with the technology behind them and what finance literature says about their utility, value and the use of such assets. 

Of particular interest to

This is of particular interest to those who are aware of cryptocurrencies but are not familiar with how they are traded and constructed.

Event booking deadline

24 hours before the event starts.