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The Future of Fintech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Emerging Financial Ecosystem

The Future of Fintech will feature leading business leaders, academic researchers, and public sector financial regulators to discuss emerging trends, issues and opportunities in the financial technology sector. The symposium will include discussions of the future of the fintech space, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other emerging technologies, as well as regulatory issues affecting this rapidly evolving market.


11:30-12:00 pm
Registration and networking
12:00-1:00 pm
Kenan Center Dining Room

Catherine Coley, Head of XRP Institutional Liquidity, Ripple
1:15-1:30 pm
Networking Break
1:30-2:15 pm

The Wild West of ICOs

Cam Harvey, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
2:15-3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: The Future of Fintech

Mike Maguire, SunTrust Bank
Stephen Markwell, JPMorgan Chase
Dean Nolan, Fifth Third Bank
Moderated by Eric Ghysels, UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business
3:30-3:45 pm
Networking Break
3:45-4:30 pm

Are ICOs Here to Stay?

David Yermack, Stern School of Business, New York University
4:30-5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: The Fintech Regulatory Environment

Anna S. Mills, Womble Bond Dickinson
Lee Reiners, Duke University Law School
Russell Wong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Moderated by Greg Brown, UNC Kenan-Flagler and Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
5:30 pm
Kenan Center Lounge

January 24, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
300 Kenan Center Dr., UNC-Chapel Hill

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Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Initiative