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Cryptocurrencies and ICO : Trends and Opportunities

When Mar 15, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0HE
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Launch Event of the Economics and Data Science Special Interest Group (SIG)



Pradeep Debata, MPhil (Cantab), MBA (Judge), FCCA (Banker, Ex-JPMorgan; Director, Accelerate East; Business Mentor at the Entrepreneurship Centre at Judge)



2017 has been a game changing year for crypto-currencies. The year started with ~$18 billion worth of crypto-currencies with Bitcoin accounting for 87 percent and ended with ~$572 billion worth of crypto-currencies with Bitcoin accounting for about 39 percent of that value.

At the same time Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market has emerged as a major fund raising platform with $3 billion raised in 2017, with notable transactions such as KIN by KIK social messaging platform raising $100m and opening the door for mainstream firms. Recent news  includes Telegram planning a $1 billion + ICO and Kodak developing a photo based coin.

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs will be in headlines throughout 2018.

In this talk, we will follow this trend in more depth and look at the opportunities it opens up for tech start-ups in Cambridge cluster.

There is no registration fee to attend this event, however, registration is ESSENTIAL.

To attend this event, please Register here.  Deadline for registration is Sunday 11th March 2018.


Economic And Data Science SIG

The Economic and Data Science Special Interest Group is part of the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative (CBD).

It was inspired through the talk of Jonathan Shaw on the HSBC and Alan Turing Institute collaboration, at the Cavendish Laboratory in 2017.

We aim to watch events and follow techniques.  So as to contribute to interdisciplinary research and advancement of the science within the University.  And within Cambridge more broadly.  Perhaps aiming, also, for some original research outputs.

Professor Vasco Carvalho (Faculty of Economics) is the Academic Chair of this Special Interest Group, and Mr Mark Reader (Land Economy) is the organiser.

To join the group please complete the short subscription form here.