A Financial Analyst’s perspective on Bitcoin

Talk: A Financial Analyst’s perspective on Bitcoin by Chris Dreyer, CEO of CFA society Switzerland

Speaker: Chris Dreyer CFA is the CEO of CFA Society Switzerland, the association of over 2500 CFA Charterholders in the Swiss market. He is also president of XBRL CH, the XBRL jurisdiction in Switzerland. He has a keen interest in the applied epistemology of markets. Chris holds a Master's Degree in political economy from the University of St. Gallen HSG in Switzerland and a Master of Laws degree from Edinburgh University (UK) as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is Swiss citizen and lives near Basle, Switzerland. His twitter handle is @CFA_CH.

The meetup will be at Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bernoullistrasse 16, 2nd floor seminar room 205.
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  • Xavier

    Hi Meher - I would really like to attend this but won't make able to make it to Basel on that day. Is there any chance to organize a webex or skype conference?

    1 · July 31

    • Matteo

      it works with VLC.

      August 15

    • Bernhard

      yep, please use VLC (available on Mac, Linux and Windows)

      August 15

  • Meher R.

    We are looking for speakers for next meetups. If any of you has a suggestion or wants to contribute we'd welcome it. Any aspect of cryptographic money (social, political, speculation, criticism etc.) is fine.

    August 14

  • Christian D.

    Oh, and I would be extremely flattered if I managed to get some of you interested in one the programmes CFA Institute has on offer. The CFA is the real thing for finance geeks of course, but Claritas is much less disruptive for your social life ... http://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/Pages/index.aspx

    1 · August 14

    • Meher R.

      Its an excellent program, I have seen my friends go to better career trajectories with this. Alas, I have chosen to focus on cryptographic money tech, so can't make it unfortunately.

      August 14

  • Geo

    Thank you as well Christian, it was very interesting. Looking forward to another meetup.

    1 · August 14

  • Christian D.

    Thanks for attending yesterday, I really enjoyed the discussions that ensued. If you want to watch the video again, here it is: http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86445/money-creation-banks-crash-course-chapter-7

    And here's the FT Alphaville blog section I mentioned - recommended reading. http://ftalphaville.ft.com/tag/bitcoinmania/

    1 · August 14

  • Meher R.

    It was a very educative meetup. Thanks Christian for the talk, I especially liked the comparison between Vollgeldinitiative and Bitcoin.

    It is important to have a dialog between finance and engineering professionals in this space. Let us know if there are other speakers that we should invite.

    August 14

  • Jules

    Interesting talk, thanks Chris (from the social scientist) :)

    August 14

  • Bernhard

    Thanks Christian for the nice talk. For me as an "engineer" it was very interesting.

    1 · August 14

  • Bogdan

    Great! Thanks a lot for organizing!

    August 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting, thanks for organising!

    August 13

  • Meher R.

    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a videocamera with which we could record the talk from Christian? Please let us know if we could borrow it for the talk.

    If not, please tell me what is the easiest / cheapest way to buy or rent such a device? We would like to record all the talks and I can invest for this.

    August 10

  • Bernhard

    Last meetup somebody recorded it with a GoPro? How was the sound quality?

    August 8

    • Bernhard

      Could you do a recording this time? (Since it is requested from Xavier and Pete)

      August 8

    • ark

      Sorry, i dont have the camera with me!Maybe someone with an empty iphone can help.

      August 8

  • Pete R.

    Unfortunately I can't make it this time. Will the talk be recorded perhaps?

    August 7

  • Christian D.

    Hi all - looking forward to this! If you have anything specific that I should make sure to cover, please share here.

    July 22

    • Meher R.

      Theme 2: Ripple based banking system. Ripple is consensus (bitcoin's core innovation) applied to the current banking system. Do you have thoughts on the feasibility / probability of something like this succeeding?

      July 23

    • Meher R.

      For people new to Ripple, look at : https://ripple.com/­ and listen to: http://www.faisalkhan...­

      July 23

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