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Crypto Markets :: Past, Present & Future

We’re  thrilled to announce the launch of our new regular event stream, Coinscrum_markets, in partnership…

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We’re  thrilled to announce the launch of our new regular event stream, Coinscrum_markets, in partnership with one of the industry’s truly pioneering brands, Blockchain.com.
Not only did Blockchain.com launch Bitcoin’s first Block Explorer website, they also launched the first non-custodial web-wallet platform, vastly simplifying user experience for the masses whilst, at the same time, maintaining the integrity of Bitcoin’s original promise of enabling people to “be their own bank”.
Together, we’ve launched Coinscrum_markets with the purpose of providing a forum to explore and debate the ever evolving and growing crypto trading & investment ecosystem – whether it be the latest solutions to enable institutional access to these still-maturing markets or the latest innovations in experimental next-generation market infrastructure such as Decentralised Exchanges.

These regular events will be hosted at Blockchain’s UK Headquarters in central London.
Coinscrum_markets will bring together both professional traders & investors and tech-innovators to discuss the markets, assets, strategies and the future of crypto.
If you’re a professional trader, fund manager, work in finance, or a die-hard crypto-enthusiast with an interest in deepening your knowledge of professional trading strategies this event is for you.
However, specific investment pitches will be strictly banned.
To kick things off with a bang, we’re pleased to welcome 2 seasoned professionals who carry a wealth of experience drawn from Investment Banking, Technology and the Crypto-Assets markets.

  • Charles McGarraugh – Head of Institutional Markets at Blockchain.com
  • Iqbal Gandham – MD at eToro

They’ll each be sharing those experiences in terms of how they’ve seen the crypto markets evolve in comparison with others since their earliest days; their view on where we’re at now and; their thoughts on where we need to go during their next stage of maturity.

About Charles
Charles McGarraugh is head of Markets at Blockchain and was formerly Chairman and CEO of Stratagem Technologies, a machine learning company which was acquired by Blockchain in October 2018.  Prior to that he spent sixteen years in various trading roles across fixed income, currencies and commodities at Goldman Sachs, most recently as global head of metals trading and prior to that as head of European mortgage trading.

He has extensive cross-asset trading experience across emerging markets, corporate credit, reinsurance, structured finance, mortgages, commodities, and cryptocurrencies.  GS named him Managing Director in 2010 and Partner in 2012.  In his spare time he is an active investor in a number of unrelated technology and water infrastructure ventures.   He holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University.

About Iqbal
Iqbal manages eToro’s business activities in the UK and is Chair of CryptoUK, the first self-regulatory trade association for the UK cryptocurrency industry. Prior to eToro, he held senior positions as a CMO and CTO, in addition to founding several companies. He co-founded India’s largest web-hosting business, launched a telecoms startups and then progressed to cloud computing. Following this, he joined a fledgeling startup called Nutmeg as CMO and helped shape it into the UK’s largest robo-advisor.

About Obi
Obi is CEO and Co-founder of Coinfloor, the UK’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange service primarily targeting institutional and sophisticated investors and traders.
His career has spanned Technology, Ecommerce and Start ups for 20+ years.
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Doors open at 6pm
Presentations begin at 6:30pm
Followed by networking
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Thanks to Blockchain.com
Blockchain.com is connecting the world to the future of finance. We are one of the most trusted and fastest growing digital assets company, helping millions across the globe – from individuals to the largest institutions – get easy and safe access to digital assets. Blockchain has raised over $70 million in funding from leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and Richard Branson.
With almost 40 million sign ups, the Blockchain.com wallet helps more people than any other company send, receive, secure and exchange crypto all on chain.
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Big love to Coinscrum_presents sponsors, KR1
KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure.
More info at www.kr1.io
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That boring legal stuff
Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits.
However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself.
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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon
Following a 20+ year career in financial markets, Paul first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011 and helped to establish one of the world's first Bitcoin meetup groups, Coinscrum, in 2012 since when he has grown the community to over 6,500 members, hosting over 250 events and introducing many of the leading projects and thought leaders in the industry.  Paul currently produces the weekly Coinscrum Markets video podcast series and is an active investor and advisor to a number of crypto and blockchain related projects.

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