Bloomberg Crypto Summit

New York , United States

About Bloomberg Crypto Summit

With Bitcoin reaching its all-time highs and interest in cryptocurrencies surging from major banks and asset managers, the future of digital assets has rarely seemed brighter. But even as cryptocurrencies continue to gain traction in the financial consciousness, the question still remains—what will it take for digital assets to gain permanence in the asset allocations of institutional investors?


Jeremy Allaire
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Circle
Mike Belshe
Co-Founder & CEO BitGo
Nic Carter
General Partner, Castle Island Ventures Co-Founder, Coin Metrics
Lewis Cohen
Co-Founder DLx Law
Glenn Hutchins
Co-Founder, Silver Lake
Joey Krug
Co-Chief Investment Officer Pantera Capital
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Caitlin Long
Founder & CEO Avanti Bank & Trust
Michael Moro
CEO Genesis
Cuy Sheffield
Head of Crypto Visa
Michael Sonnenshein
CEO Grayscale Investments
Colleen Sullivan
Co-Founder & CEO CMT Digital Holdings LLC
Peter Van Valkenburgh
Research Director Coin Center
Sheila Warren
Head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets, and a Member of the Executive Committee World Economic Forum
Catherine Wood
CEO & Chief Investment Officer ARK Investment Management LLC


10:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST / 
Bloomberg Crypto Summit
Starts 2 min before the session time

10:00 am - Opening Remarks

Mike McGlone, Senior Analyst, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:05 am - Taking the Temperature

We’ll sit down with a top financial executive to get their take on the state and future of digital assets, and what they see around the corner in 2021.

Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island and North Island Ventures & Co-Founder, Silver Lake
Interviewed by: Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg TV

10:25 am - The Digital Hedge: Situating Cryptocurrencies in the Macro Environment

Institutional investors have been expected to buy into crypto for years, and it looks like the institutional demand for Bitcoin has finally surged this year amid the coronavirus crisis. What hurdles need to be removed and what infrastructure needs to be put in place for mainstream investors to embrace cryptocurrencies in a significant way? Is crypto its own asset class? Our panel of experts will also assess the geopolitical uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrency adoption, and also discuss what the impact of the Covid-19 crisis is on cryptocurrencies.

Michael Sonnenshein, CEO, Grayscale Investments
Catherine D. Wood, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, ARK Investment Management LLC
Moderated by: Mike McGlone, Senior Analyst, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:55 am - Prime Brokerage and the Rise of Institutional Validation

What is a prime brokerage in the crypto ecosystem and why is it on the rise now? What services could crypto prime brokerages provide in comparison to the traditional prime brokerage in banking? Will this service attract more institutional investors into crypto, and how could they benefit from Crypto prime brokers?

Mike Belshe, Co-Founder & CEO, BitGo
Michael Moro, CEO, Genesis
Moderated by: Olga Kharif, Reporter, Bloomberg News

11: 25 am - Break

11:55 am - Central Bank Digital Currencies: Futuristic or Real?

Our panel of experts will assess and evaluate global governments' plans for digitizing their currencies, and how investors view CBDC's in comparison to bitcoin and stablecoins. Will the Covid-19 pandemic and the world-wide move to a cashless society further accelerate central banks’ efforts in creating CBDCs and moving them towards the mainstream? What benefits could CBDCs bring to the markets from an investors point of view, and are there any technological barriers left to overcome? Could Chinese cryptocurrencies potentially shift the global balance of economic influence challenging America’s historic market dominance and dollar? Will the digital yuan gain worldwide market trust?

Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Circle
Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto, Visa
Sheila Warren, Head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets, and a Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Moderated by: Vildana Hajric, Reporter, Cross-Asset Team, Bloomberg News

12:25 pm - Update on the Regulatory Landscape

Cryptocurrencies were invented just over 10 years ago but the legal status of this asset still remains unclear, and varied jurisdictions give cryptocurrencies different definitions. This panel will clarify the current cryptocurrency regulatory framework, and what could the industry expect from the regulators in the nearest future. If Facebook’s proposed Libra project will be launched next year will it pass regulatory scrutiny? What will happen to stablecoins if tougher regulations are imposed on KYC and money laundering? The OCC is giving the green light to banks to custody cryptocurrency but will the financial establishment be tempted to get involved? Will it change the sector?

Lewis Cohen, Co-Founder, DLx Law
Colleen Sullivan, Co-Founder & CEO, CMT Digital Holdings LLC
Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director, Coin Center
Moderated by: Ben Elliott, Washington Policy and Equity Research Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

12:55 pm - The Value of Bitcoin

Fiat currencies’ increased volatility and value decline has fuelled bitcoin’s value this year to record level. This has been driven by investors who are trying to avoid exposure to the current economic environment, central banks‘ stimulus and low interest rates. Is Bitcoin as an asset class is the new gold? This panel will seek to explain who the buyers of Bitcoin’s are this year and how to value such a volatile asset

Nic Carter, General Partner, Castle Island Ventures and Co-Founder, Coin Metrics
Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
Caitlin Long, Founder & CEO, Avanti Bank & Trust
Moderated by: Katherine Greifeld, Markets & ETFs Reporter, Bloomberg News

1:25 pm - Closing Remarks

Mike McGlone, Senior Analyst, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg Intelligence


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