We’re looking forward to our #NAMA Bootcamp on cryptocurrencies and the policy issues surrounding them, this week (Aug 23rd) in Delhi. In India, cryptocurrency businesses are in a limbo for a while and the current discourse often lacks context of what cryptocurrencies are, how exactly they function, what they can be used for, and their impact on existing financial systems. This bootcamp aims to help attendees understand the basics of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We are hosting this interaction with support from Zebpay.
DATE: August 23rd, 2019
TIME: Session starts at 2:30 PM
VENUE: Regency 3 & 4, The LaLit New Delhi
Registrations will close today, but you can still apply to attend
02:00 PM – 02:30 PM: Check-in
02:30 PM – 03:15 PM: The Economics of Cryptocurrencies | Pankaj Jain, Blockhack
- What are cryptocurrencies? How are they mined? How are they used? How are they traded? What are crypto exchanges? How do they make money? How is the value of a cryptocurrency determined? What are the advantages of buying cryptocurrencies? What are the risks and dangers of buying cryptocurrencies? What is Libra and how does it work?
03:15 PM – 04:00 PM: Understanding Cryptocurrency Policies | Tanya Dayal Sadana, Ikigai Law
- To provide an overview of the policy issues facing stakeholders in currency ecosystem, including identifying key stakeholders, policy-making powers, concerns over cryptocurrencies. What are the key components of a cryptocurrency policy? Differences in approaches taken by different countries to cryptocurrency regulation. What does a progressive cryptocurrency policy look like?
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM: Closing Remarks | Ajeet Khurana, Zebpay
- Q&A session with all speakers
05:00 onwards: High-tea
- Watch: Vox explains cryptocurrencies on Netflix
- Watch: Ajeet Khurana’s Tedx Talk on cryptocurrencies
- Vox explains Libra: Should you care about Facebook cryptocurrency?
- Crypto Regulation Outlook in 2019 — What Is the Global Scenario?, Cointelegraph
- Cryptocurrency ban bill: Finance Ministry wants to ban cryptocurrency, encourage blockchain, MediaNama
- IAMAI says RBI has no authority to ban cryptocurrencies, The Economic Times
- A Crypto Exchange CEO Dies—With the Only Key to $137 Million, WIRED
- Why India should not treat cryptocurrencies like Ola and Uber, Quartz India
The #NAMA Bootcamp format is a workshop that covers the basics of a particular public policy domain, and is meant to help build a base level understanding from an economic and/or policy perspective, and to give participants a sharp overview within a short period of time. In case you’re interested in sponsoring our events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.