Past Meetup

November 2018 Update on ICOs and Crypto-assets and market developments

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Grant Thornton

30 Finsbury Square, EC2P 2YU · London

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An update on ICOs and Crypto-assets and how the market is evolving and why ICOs are not just about raising capital for start ups, plus a look at some of the tax implications these assets create.
Jonny Fry Co-founder of TeamBlockchain will give an update on the latest developments in the Crypto-asset sector.While the value of some Crypto-assets have fallen, there have been a number of multinational companies announcing their commitment and involvement in creating the infrastructure needed for Crypto-assets to be embraced by pension and mutual fund managers globally.
There will be presentations from Kiret Singh Grant Thornton, Thomas Power Co-founder of TeamBlockchain, Sabine Raabe Co-founder of Enlightened PR and Peter Walker who is a director at Link Asset Service ( formerly Capita) and if a director of Nivaura.

Kiret Singh will speak about:

“ICOs: The HMRC viewpoint”

Kiret is an Associate Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services tax practice and regularly advises his clients on a range of UK and international tax issues relating to investment funds and their managers and in relation to structured finance transactions. More recently, he has been regularly involved in delivering advice on the taxation of crypto-assets and related transactions concerning cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Thomas Power, is an author of 8 books covering all aspects of technology, social media, community building, cloud, SaaS Apps and most recently "Tokenomics: The Crypto Shift of Blockchains, ICOs, and Tokens."
Thomas is ranked No11 in the Crypto 100 most Influential People
Thomas is ranked No8 in The Blockchain Fintech 100 People

Sabine Raabe is a strategic PR Practitioner who works with international blockchain, technology and financial brands to help them with their expansion plans. Her expertise is the development and implementation of corporate communications strategies to underpin branding, open new markets and influence public agenda. Sabine works with clients from inception through to private and public fund-raising, including ICOs and IPOs.

Enlightened's international team brings together 16 experts in PR, Journalism, Digital Media, Technology, Legal, Regulatory and Finance bridging the gap between traditional financial and crypto media. This makes them unique in being able to accompany listed companies through their ICO within their regulatory disclosure guidelines. There is a growing need to communicate with the mainstream financial media and analysts who have little understanding or negative opinions of cryptocurrencies.

Sabine works with many high profile blockchain brands across a diverse range of sectors, including IronX, BioLife, Adeezy, BQT and various others. She will be telling us how blockchain PR has changed and the new challenges now facing ICOs and blockchain start-ups.

Peter is a Director of Link Asset Services, part of Link Group, an
Australian public company. Link is a service provider to the
capital markets in both equity and debt sectors. Prior to joining
Link Group, Peter led management teams and was a board
member of various businesses active in the origination,
management, securitisation and work-out of secured loan
portfolios. Peter qualified as a chartered accountant with EY
and has a background in insolvency and restructuring.
Peter will introduce Nivaura and Link Asset Services, and speak about the financial instruments that have been issued using a platform that Nivaura with 2030 are currently in the FCA sandbox. The progress that Nivaura has made listing bonds directly on to the Blockchain potentially is opening up the bond market for smaller issuers and so could provide an additional source of finance for companies hereto considered too small to issue bonds. Peter will also look at the potential impact tech platforms linked to DLT may have on the capital markets and its participants, if DLT is adopted by the industry and can be scaled.