Talk of institutional investors coming to crypto is prevalent across the industry and many high-profile institutions are developing cryptocurrency products. But does the prospect of institutional investors mean a maturing of the markets and fresh influx of capital?
Overall, the crypto markets have taken positive steps in order to attract institutional investors, including the development of a more consistent approach to regulation, increased security and cross industry initiatives such as those from Global Digital Finance, the industry membership body that promotes the adoption of best practices for crypto assets and digital finance technologies.
It is clear that the maturation of the crypto markets goes hand-in-hand with the advent of increasing regulation, which serve to bring increased transparency and legitimacy across the market, attract institutional money while making the market safer for the individual investors.
In this fast moving world, CryptoCompare takes stock and brings together more than 800 industry practitioners and regulators for a one-day conference in London, to explore some of the latest themes and developments in the crypto asset space including regulation, institutional investment, stablecoins, security tokens, crypto derivatives, exchange traded products and custody options.
Summit speakers include representatives from Nasdaq, UBS, LSEG, State Street, VanEck, Global Digital Finance, EY Foundry, Coinshares, B2C2, Quantave and more.
The exclusive regulatory panel will be hosted by Global Digital Finance’s Lawrence Wintermeyer and feature Martin Etheridge from the Bank of England, Gillian Dorne from HM Treasury, and the FCA’s Samantha Emery, who will provide insights into the upcoming regulatory developments in the UK.
The industry view on crypto regulation and policy will be provided by George Morris, one of the UK’s leading legal practitioners in the crypto assets industry; Michel Rauchs from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Huobi’s Josh Goodbody; and chaired by Teana Baker-Taylor, Executive Director at Global Digital Finance.
The FT Alphaville’s Jemima Kelly will moderate discussions on ‘Exchange Market Integrity and Consumer Protection’, in conversation with Will Harborne, Director of Operations at Ethfinex; and Ted Lin, Chief Growth Officer at Binance.
Attendees will also hear from Andreas M. Antonopoulos, one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts, on ‘The future of programmable money’ while the afternoon keynote will be delivered by Wall Street Strategist Thomas J Lee, of Fundstrat Global Advisors.
Charles Hayter, CEO of CryptoCompare, said: “We have seen fantastic interest in this year’s Digital Asset Summit and are delighted by the calibre of speakers joining us for the event. The crypto industry has seen significant changes over the last 12 months, from the development of stablecoins to institutional investors exploring crypto assets and regulators developing ways to encourage innovation in this space while maintaining consumer protection. We look forward to discussing all of this and more at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit on 12th June.”Full agenda details can be found on the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit website; use TRADE20 to claim your 20% ticket discount!