Future Money Conference (India) 2016
It took mankind thousands of years to move from cowry shells to Government backed paper currency.
This 3000-year evolution pales in comparison to the explosive growth in virtual currencies, blockchain implementations and financial technologies that we have seen in the last few years.
This rapid change in the global money ecosystem has implications for all of us - from Governments looking to clamp down on money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist funding to banks looking to understand the implications of the blockchain technology.
From law enforcement looking to clamp down on the Mafia using Bitcoin to businesses looking for faster and cheaper ways to receive and transfer money globally.
To discuss the future of Virtual currencies, Blockchain & Financial Technologies, the Future Money Conference brings together thought leaders from the industry, law enforcement and Government.
"With its potential to fight counterfeiting, the 'blockchain' is likely to bring about a major transformation in the functioning of financial markets, collateral identification (land records for instance) and payments system."
"2015 has turned blockchain into something the industry has to live with. It is no longer a choice anymore."