18TH FEBRUARY 2019
ABOUT THE TRAINING COURSE
The rise in Cryptocurrencies in the past decade has been astonishing. But along with this rise in popularity and global reach, has come a tidal wave of both challenges and opportunities. In this highly comprehensive yet accessible training course, the training course expert trainer will guide attendees through all relevant issues relating to Cryptocurrencies. Starting from the key components of Cryptocurrencies, attendees will build their knowledge of Cryptocurrency operations, Distributed Ledger Technologies, as well as Key Cryptocurrency Trends. Following on, attendees will learn about Cryptocurrency risks, strengths, weaknesses, and developmental issues. The training course will also guide attendees through the links between Cryptocurrencies and crime, Cryptocurrencies and Monetary Policies, and the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies in select Jurisdictions. Finally, the training course expert trainer will instruct attendees on Cryptocurrency investments, Cryptocurrency investment factors, and Cryptocurrency usages.
· Attendees will be expertly trained in all the most relevant areas that govern the functioning of Cryptocurrencies around the world today.
· Attendees will be provided with an examination of the latest Cryptocurrency strategic implications, trends, Investment Strategies, Investment Factors, and Cryptocurrency Usages.
· Attendees will benefit from a much more in-depth understanding of how Cryptocurrencies operate, the risks involved, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the regulation of Cryptocurrencies.
· Attendees will benefit from highly comprehensive training course manual, training course supporting materials manual, and four PowerPoint presentations.
SESSION 1: CRYPTOCURRENCIES – PART I
· Key Properties of Moneys (The Issuer, the Form, the Degree of Accessibility, Payment Transfer Mechanism); Cryptography; Cryptographic Hash Functions (CHFs); CHF Properties (Collision Resistance, Hiding, Puzzle Friendliness); Hash Pointers and Data Structures; Digital Signatures.
· Cryptocurrency Timeline; Peer-to-peer Exchange of Digital Money; Blockchain Technology; Distributed Ledger Technologies in Cryptocurrencies; Centralised Ledger and Permissioned and Permissionless Decentralised Ledgers; Cryptocurrency Operations (Miners, Mining Community, Mining Overheads and Returns, Algorithms, Proof-of-Work, Code Version Control, Halving Events).
· Cryptocurrency Trends (Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Japan, Malta, Russia).
SESSION 2: CRYPTOCURRENCIES – PART II
· Cryptocurrency Tokens (Utility, Equity, Hybrid); Cryptocurrency Market’s Liquidity Risk; Cryptocurrency Illiquidity; Cryptocurrency Market Risk Factors.
· Cryptocurrency Strengths (Fixed Limits, Diminishing Returns, Inflation-Free) and Cryptocurrency Weaknesses (Price Volatility, Trust in the Finality of Payments, Susceptible to Attacks, Negative Reputation, Commodity Trading Characteristics, Scalability, Quantum Computing).
· Cryptocurrency Value, The ‘Fire Triangle’, and Overcoming Barriers to Trust and Adoption; Forking and the Growth in Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin ALL, Bitcoin Cash Plus, Bitcoin Smart, Bitcoin Interest, Quantum Bitcoin, BitcoinLite).
SESSION 3: REGULATION OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES
· Cryptocurrencies and the Dark Web; Magic the Gathering Online Exchange (2011); Silk Road (2011-2013).
· Combating Illicit Usages of Funds, Regulatory Challenges Posed by Cryptocurrencies (Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Consumer and Investor Protection, Fraud Issues, Stability of the Financial System).
· Cryptocurrency Indexes; Taxation of Cryptocurrencies; Cryptocurrencies and Monetary Policy; Regulation of Cryptocurrencies in Select Jurisdictions.
SESSION 4: CRYPTOCURRENCY CASE STUDIES, TRENDS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
· Cryptocurrency Market Share (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON, IOTA, Other).
· Cryptocurrency Investments; Cryptocurrency Investment Factors (Years Established, Popularity, Token Limitation, Environmentally Friendly, Market Capitalisation and Existing Market Share, Volatility, Scripting Language, Existing Price, Lack of Regulations, Legal Risks).
· Cryptocurrency Usages (Compliance, Post-Trade Services, Digital Currencies, Trade Finance, FX Transfers, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Contracts).
Rodrigo Zepeda is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Storm-7 Consulting. He is an expert consultant who specialises in derivatives and banking and financial services law, regulation, and compliance. He is an expert in a very broad range of regulatory compliance frameworks such as FATCA, the OECD CRS, MiFID II, MAD 2 MAR, PSD2, CRD IV, Solvency II, OTC Derivatives, CCP Clearing, PRIIPs, BRRD, AML4, and the GDPR. He holds a LLB degree, a LLM Masters degree in International and Comparative Business Law, and has passed the New York Bar Examination. He was an Associate (ACSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from 2004 to 2014 and is now a Chartered Member (MCSI). He has created and delivered numerous conferences and training courses around the world such as 'FATCA for Latin American Firms' (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama), 'MiFID II: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance (London), and 'Market Abuse: Operational Compliance' (London), 'AEOI (FATCA & CRS)' (Manama, Bahrain). He has also delivered numerous In-House Training Courses around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London), CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the-counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru), Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London) and Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt). He is a Reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has also published widely in leading industry journals such as the Capco Institute's Journal of Financial Transformation, the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, as well as e-books on derivatives law. Noted publications include "Optimizing Risk Allocation for CCPs under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation"; "The ISDA Master Agreement 2012: A Missed Opportunity"; "The ISDA Master Agreement: The Derivatives Risk Management Tool of the 21st Century?"; "To EU, or not to EU: that is the AIFMD question"; and "The Industrialization Blueprint: Re-Engineering the Future of Banking and Financial Services?".
WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
· Banking Professionals.
· Compliance Analysts.
· Compliance Professionals.
· Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts.
· Cryptocurrency Investors.
· Financial Services Professionals.
· Financial Technology (FinTech) Professionals.
· Front Office Professionals.
· Insurance Professionals.
· Professional Investors.
· Regulatory Analysts.
· Regulatory Technology (RegTech) Professionals.
ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., and Storm-7 Consulting Limited is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), and the public is hereby informed that Storm-7 Consulting Limited holds no commercial, private, or other relationship with ISDA.