Fusang Masterclass – All about Crypto

Presented by Syed Musheer Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director of FinStep Asia. 01:30 Introduction Blockchain 02:05 Evolution of Fintech 03:15 Evolution of Money 06:56 A Look at Blockchain Technology 08:06 A Secure, Shared and Distributed Ledger 08:30 Key Features of…

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Presented by Syed Musheer Ahmed, Founder & Managing Director of FinStep Asia.

01:30 Introduction

Blockchain
02:05 Evolution of Fintech
03:15 Evolution of Money
06:56 A Look at Blockchain Technology
08:06 A Secure, Shared and Distributed Ledger
08:30 Key Features of Blockchain
10:50 Timeline of Blockchain Developments
12:10 Blockchain Technology Stack
13:15 Different Types of Consensus Algorithms
15:59 The Blockchain: Going Beyond Pilot?
16:51 Enterprise Blockchain
17:33 Bitcoin Correlation with other Asset Classes
18:38 Risks in Blockchain
22:33 Scams

Cryptocurrencies
24:33 Fundamentals
25:52 What are Cryptocurrencies?
28:36 Comparisons: Crypto vs Fiat
29:40 Top 10 Cryptocurrencies
30:21 Bitcoin
32:28 Ethereum
35:49 Ripple
36:36 Litecoin
37:23 Bitcoin Futures
39:36 Stablecoins
42:10 Mining
43:08 Bitcoin Mining and Electricity
43:45 Wallets

ICOs & Crypto Funds
45:45 What are ICOs?
46:36 Exchanges & Trading
47:40 Taxation
48:16 Exchanges
49:51 ICOs
50:56 ICO Token Returns Post ICO
51:41 Key Consideration for Funds
52:18 Crypto Collectibles
54:26 Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Blockchain Use Cases
59:07 Current Remittance Market
01:02:15 Blockchain Applied to Trade Finance
01:03:03 IBM Case
01:03:32 Key Challenges

Regulatory Focus
01:04:34 What are regulations applied for? Where are they applicable?
01:06:38 Global Cryptocurrency Regulations
01:07:30 Cryptocurrency Regulations – Key Focus Areas
01:09:06 Nature of Tokens
01:10:06 ICO Regulations
01:10:51 Cryptocurrency Regulations
01:11:43 Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
01:12:50 Likelihood of CBDC
01:13:39 CBDC Pilots Globally
01:16:30 mCBDC
01:17:58 Comparison

01:19:17 Musheer’s Conclusion

Q&As

01:22:00 Would a decentralized blockchain minimize the risks comparing with a centralized one?

01:23:10 What happens when there is no bitcoin supply left for miners and people validating transactions?

01:24:20 Do you think McAfee law is a good law to predict bitcoin price?

01:25:53 Is there a service provider who is able to offer digital identity which is valid from one digital platform to another?

01:28:05 What is the position of bitcoin in HK? Is it considered as a virtual commodity or a currency?

01:29:03 Can you tell us more about the crypto regulation in HK?

01:31:30 Crypto started off as a movement of decentralization and now all the big banks are coming back in as custodians and facilitators, do you see a shift away from decentralization back to ”centralized decentralization”?

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