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Event Date Tue Aug 24 AEST (28 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Aug 24 3:00am - Tue Aug 24 3:00am
Location Crown Sydney
1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

The meteoric rise of cryptocurrency is grabbing headlines but dividing opinions among financial pundits. Some hail it as the future ‘currency of the internet’ and ultimate store of wealth, while others call it worthless and dangerously speculative.

Either way, cryptocurrency is undeniably booming in 2021, supported by a surge of interest from institutional investors, payment networks, and digital assets companies. Along the way, cryptocurrency is changing the rules, presenting threats to incumbents and posing many questions about the future of financial systems.

Has the market matured enough for crypto assets to be considered mainstream? Should investors have exposure to cryptocurrencies despite their high volatility? Can cryptocurrency survive regulator scrutiny? What is the future of money and central bank-backed digital currency?

Join The Australian Financial Review’s first Cryptocurrency Summit, part of our future-focused Platinum 70th Year, for a deep-dive into Australia’s emerging crypto economy.


2021 Speakers

Cathie Armour
Commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Yoni Assia
Founder & CEO, eToro

Heath Behncke
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Holon Global Investments

Natasha Blycha
Global Head of Digital Law, Herbert Smith Freehills

Caroline Bowler
CEO, BTC Markets

Andrew Bragg
Chair, Select Committee on Australia as a Technology & Financial Centre

Simon Cant
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Reinventure Group

Mark Carnegie
Founding Partner, M.H. Carnegie & Co

Benjamin Celermajer
Director, Magnet Capital

Joseph Lubin
Co-founder of Ethereum, Founder of ConsenSys

Caroline Malcolm
Senior Advisor - Blockchain & Tax, OECD

Greg Medcraft
Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Ash Morgan
Co-founder, Mycelium

John Moss
Deputy CEO - Intelligence, AUSTRAC

Sidney Powell
Founder & CEO, Maple

Tony Richards
Head of Payments Policy Department, Reserve Bank of Australia

Anthony Scaramucci
Founder & Managing Partner, SkyBridge

Cuy Sheffield
Head of Crypto, VISA

Yat Siu
Co-founder & Chairman, Animoca Brands

Michael Stutchbury
Editor-In-Chief, The Australian Financial Review

Steve Vallas
CEO, Blockchain Australia

Alex Vynokur
CEO, BetaShares

Chloe White
Managing Director, Genesis Block

Grant Wilson
Head of Asia Pacific, Exante Data

Changpeng Zhao
Founder & CEO, Binance

Tony Boyd
Chanticleer Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

James Eyers
Senior Reporter, The Australian Financial Review

James Frost
Financial Services Writer, The Australian Financial Review

John Kehoe
Economics Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Tom Richardson
Markets Reporter and Commentator, The Australian Financial Review

James Thomson
Chanticleer Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

Aleks Vickovich
Wealth Editor, The Australian Financial Review

Jemima Whyte
Senior Reporter, The Australian Financial Review

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Major Partners

• MHC Digital Finance
• BTC Markets
• BetaShares