Professor Steve Keen [@ProfSteveKeen]
We are honoured to announce that Prof. Steve Keen will be joining us as a special guest speaker and panelist at BitBrum in November.
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” [Henry Ford].
Famous for predicting the global financial crisis Prof. Keen (AKA Dr Doom) is a renown critic of Neoclassical economics and an expert in economic modelling. Notably the Bank of England has pointed out that cryptocurrencies operating on public blockchains will for the first time in history enable us to ascertain the velocity of money which is one key metric for economic growth.
There is no doubt that 2008 financial crisis has had a profound effect on everyone attending BitBrum.
Satoshi Nakamoto famously referenced the bail-out of the banks in the Bitcoin genesis block and Professor Keen has some equally profound and contrarian views on debt, austerity and moreover the nature of money itself which have earned him the respect of many in the cryptocurrency space.
Steve is Professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London and the author of Debunking Economics & Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis.
Chris Coney of The Cryptoverse & Cryptoversity the UK’s leading YouTube cryptocurrency news & learning channel will be acting as MC for the event, interviewing guests and hosting a panel discussion covering cryptocurrency tech & trading.
“Chris Coney does a great job leading the learner from confusion to confidence in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.”
Gary Broadfield [@GaslanB]
Gary is a solicitor and the Head of Cyber Crime at Cartwright King. He is regularly instructed to defend in some of the largest and most complex criminal cases prosecuted in England & Wales. He is a leader in the field of defending cases involving hacking and the “dark web” and has acted for a number of individuals accused of running and participating in darknet marketplaces. He first became interested in crypto currencies in 2013 through their potential for use in online crime and money laundering and has observed and lectured on the growth of Bitcoin ever since.
* More Guest Speakers – To Be Announced **
If you are not so tech, an investor or even an unapologetic speculator in this now $150BN+ market then BitBrum has something for you. The event features some very special guest speakers & commentators in the space who will delve into the political, economic and social aspects of cryptocurrencies, host trading talks and share technical insights into what’s hot – and what’s not.
We’ll get behind the burgeoning token economy and the current ICO phenomenon built around Ethereum Smart Contracts and maybe even help you to avoid the scams, understand important security metrics and above all keep your coin safe.
What’s more we’ll get into real applications of this nascent innovation such as IoT and the challenges of building secure and collaborative C-ITS in connected and autonomous vehicles.