Is the blockchain really faster and stronger? The Financial Services Club event

A reminder that you are invited to the first meeting of the FS Club Scotland 2016 Programme being held on Tuesday 8th March at The Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ from 6.00 p.m. until 8.45 p.m.

Subject:   Is the blockchain really faster and cheaper?

Speaker:   David Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion 

If you wish to attend, and are a Member of the Club or a member of staff of a Bank or Insurance Company, you can register here:  Member / Guest

If you work for any other type of organisation, there is a one off charge of £50 plus vat, refundable if you subsequently join the Club, and you can register here:  Non-member 

Background
For the past year, banks have become really excited about blockchain technologies. The claim is that these technologies will allow banks to create instantaneous exchange over the internet for near free. But is this true? What about alternative methods of exchange, such as a simple mobile text message? That is also real-time and near free. There are other technologies that could be used too, so why are the blockchain’s claims so persuasive to banks?
 
Industry guru David Birch will discuss the polarising views to somehow see if we can find the truth.
 
David G.W. Birch is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital money and digital identity. One of the 2014 “Power 50” in European digital financial services and a NextBank Fintech “titan”, in 2013 he was named one of WIRED magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of news from the world of business and finance and was ranked the no.1 influencer in European emerging payments by Total Payments magazine.

The programme for this event is:
6.00 pm Registration and Reception
6.30 pm Speaker and Questions and Answers
7.45 pm Networking, Drinks and Canapés
8.45 pm approx Close

Hope to see you on the 8th March for what should be an informative and most interesting insight into the state of play in this most important business issue.

Should you require any further information you can contact me on 07967 383184 or
(mailto: sandy.davison@fsclub.co.uk).