Futurology of Bitcoin - May 16

It's our pleasure to invite you to the 2018 flagship conference of our Club, which will be taking place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Bank Degroof Petercam offices located atRue Guimard 18 in Brussels:

"The Futurology of Bitcoin"

The Columbia University Club of Belgium, in partnership with Bank Degroof Petercam, is pleased to present a high-level debate on the Futurology of Bitcoin, bringing together experts and pioneers in the field to explore the current context of the Bitcoin phenomenon and its future, from a variety of perspectives.

  • Jean Wallemacq, Blockchain entrepreneur, Partner of Benthurst & Co and Director of the Belgian Bitcoin Association, will present a historic perspective and general overview of the Bitcoin phenomenon.

  • Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Professor at UCL and and internationally renowned cryptographer, will present the risks associated with the blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies.

  • Laurent Hublet, Managing Director of BeCentral, will discuss the current and future usage of blockchain technologies by the Belgian authorties.

  • Bruno Colmant, Head of Macro Research Banque Degroof Petercam, will discuss theimpact of Bitcoin on national fiscal and monetary policies.

The panel will be moderated by Gilles Quoistiaux, journalist at Trends Tendances who has written extensively on matters related to Bitcoin and blockchain technology. A Q&A session will follow the presentations.

This event is possible thanks to the support of our sponsor Bank Degroof Petercam.


18:30 - 19:00 Registration and welcome of participants

19:00 - 19:10 Welcome address by Columbia University Club of Belgium

19:10 - 19:55 Panelists' presentations

19:55 - 20:40 Panel discussion led by Gilles Quoistiaux, journalist at Trends Tendances

20:40 - 20:45 Closing remarks

20:45 - 22:00 Walking dinner

Please note that you can purchase your tickets here: TICKET PURCHASE

Ticket prices: 35 EUR for Columbia alumni (dues-paying members), and 45 EUR for the general public.

May 16, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Bank Degroof Petercam

Rue Guimard 18
Brussels 1040

€35.00 EUR

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