2020 Digital Money Forum
Tuesday, January 7
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Risk taker or not, it’s time to place your bets on the future of money. Is it something you hold or is it digital? We’re tossing coins this year as crypto grows up.

Welcome:
Founder & CEO
The Fintech Agenda LLC
9:15 - 9:45 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Does the world need a decentralized currency? Is decentralization a prerequisite for cryptocurrency? With players from Libra to Bitcoin and more than 2,000 alt coins on the market, we’re debating the fundamental concept of what is currency and who controls it.

9:45 - 10:25 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

A new breed of digital-first banks are powering a revolution in how we bank, with new business models, lower fees and better customer experiences. Hear from the companies that are challenging the status quo and shaping the future of banking.

Moderator:
Principal - EY Financial Services
EY
10:25 - 11:05 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

The advancement of AI and natural language processing allows “bots” to decipher and respond to not just the meaning, but also the context and intent of human speech. Visit the future, where machines power near-human banking and commerce experiences.

Panelists:
Head of Innovation
HSBC
11:05 - 11:45 AM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

One-third of the 30+ million small businesses in the US are underserved by traditional banks and thus lack access to capital. Can financial tech lead the way to a Utopian state for small business owners and a growing gig economy?

Moderator:
Senior Fellow
Harvard Business School
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

This is the year that the big names from the Street begin to unveil their blockchain/crypto/digital asset plans.

12:10 - 12:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

A live podcast and homage to the purist crypto-thinkers. These panelists are dynamic, passionate and full of the “real dirt” behind the stories you read in the crypto tabloids.

1:00 - 1:40 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Podcast live from the stage, three veteran investors share their strategies. Hint: No two are the same.

Panelists:
1:40 - 1:55 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302
1:55 - 2:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

We’ll spend the next hour plus looking at the three biggest obstacles that stand in the way of widespread blockchain adoption.
They include regulatory challenges, technical hurdles and the big question of digital identity. For us to move forward into the world of digital assets all three challenges need to be tackled.

2:00 - 2:30 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Digital currency, digital assets, cybercurrency, virtual currency — call them what you will, the things that are stopping them from becoming more pervasive is clear regulatory guidances. Our attorneys, regulators and law makers explain all.

2:30 - 3:15 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Speed and scalability have plagued crypto traders from day one, but that’s starting to change. We look at three ways underlying blockchain tech has improved.

3:15 - 3:55 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Now that we all recognize the value of our digital identities, how do we establish a system of trust while still keeping bad actors at bay? Some of the smartest folks in the world are doing just that.

3:55 - 4:40 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Michael Terpin looks at the year to come — new exchange dynamics, IPO and expansion of tokenized securities. Then we’ll debut 5 of the best.

4:40 - 5:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Wallets, Phones, Mining Kits: The need for hardware players to understand the needs of the digital money community has never been stronger. They’re here to help.