Decoding Bitcoin Halving and the Launch of US Spot ETF: Game-Changing Events in the Crypto Market

Decoding Bitcoin Halving and the Launch of US Spot ETF: Game-Changing Events in the Crypto Market

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The year 2024 marks a significant turning point for the crypto market, characterized by two major events: the introduction of the Bitcoin Spot Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) in the United States and the occurrence of Bitcoin Halving. These events have thrust cryptocurrencies into the spotlight, attracting mainstream attention and creating new investment opportunities.

Join us for an engaging evening as we delve into the latest dynamics of the cryptocurrency market and explore how financial institutions are positioning themselves in the aftermath of these events. We are privileged to host two distinguished speakers with extensive research and investment experience in both traditional financial assets and virtual assets.

This event will showcase brief presentations by each speaker, followed by a moderated fireside discussion that will provide valuable insights on the following topics:

  • Understanding Bitcoin Halving and its impact on Bitcoin price.
  • Examining the rationale behind the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its transformative effect on market dynamics.
  • Analyzing how institutional investors are adjusting their strategies in light of these events.
  • Identifying key factors to monitor in the aftermath of the spot ETF launch and Bitcoin Halving.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and engage with seasoned industry experts as we observe and navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cryptocurrencies!

Language: English

(Light refreshments will be served at the event.)

About the Speakers

Eamonn Gashier
Founder & CEO
Block Scholes

Eamonn is the Founder and CEO of Block Scholes, a leading provider of institutional-grade research, analytics, and data for digital assets. He has more than 15 years of derivatives structuring and trading experience. He has held senior roles at investment banks, including Credit Suisse and most recently Nomura.

Previously, Eamonn was also a portfolio manager at Whard Stewart, a macro hedge fund. He is an Associate member of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and holds an MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Warwick and an MEng in Chemical Engineering from University College London.

Dr. Jiaji Song
Deputy Director
Guosheng Securities Research Institute

Dr. Song currently serves as Deputy Director of Guosheng Securities Research Institute, Dean of the Guosheng Blockchain Research Institute, and Chief Analyst of the Telecommunications Industry. He has previously worked at Guotai Junan Securities and Everbright Securities, with over 15 years of experience in the TMT industry research. From 2015 to 2020, he consecutively won awards such as Best Analyst in New Fortune and Crystal Ball, as well as the Most Popular Analyst in the Insurance Asset Management Industry IAMAC.

In 2015, Dr. Song took the lead in researching the blockchain industry in the entire market, forming the earliest research team in the brokerage research field that focused on blockchain. He participated in the consultation of various government and corporate blockchain projects and contributed to the compilation of the People’s Bank of China’s “Blockchain Blue Book – China Blockchain Development Report (2017)”. The Guosheng Blockchain Research Institute was established in 2018 and is the only blockchain research institution on a securities platform in China. It conducts research on the development of the blockchain industry from a systematic and rigorous perspective, connecting industry, capital, and regulation.

Qingwen Ren, CFA (moderator)
Senior Director
Mulana IM

Qingwen is the Co-Founder and Senior Director of Mulana Investment Management, one of the pioneers licensed by the SFC to conduct virtual asset related businesses for type 1, 4, 9 regulated activities. She is also a Partner at Mulana Ventures, which seeds and invests in early stage Web3 projects. Prior to her journey in Web3 space, she had over a decade’s investment experience working for Delta Lloyd Asset Management, Goldman Sachs, and Citadel Securities.


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CFA Society Hong Kong Member
$ 100
End: 2024-04-22 11:30 PM
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End: 2024-04-22 11:30 PM

Date And Time

2024-04-24 @ 06:30 PM to
08:00 PM

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