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Blockchain is the new normal!!!

Blockchain is dominating the world of technology currently. Old players of the game have realized the potential this technology can bring to the table, and that is why they are rapidly adapting it for their current infrastructure.

This new wave of blockchain adoption is creating new opportunities in the market blockchain design architecture, development, and research are being funded by big players of the market such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Bank of Singapore, etc.

The prime time for anyone wanting to explore the world of blockchain to learn and implement this technology is NOW. We here at Cykube believe that learning is everything and that is why we brought you the most requested live event in our master class series: Blockchain and the World of Finance.

The future is full of opportunities and it is time you make the most of it.

  • The Value This Programme Delivers To You

    • 01 - Recognise the fundamental rules that govern today’s digital economy
      • The ability to recognise the fundamental rules that govern today’s digital economy (e.g. antitrust law, Internet and data regulation) as they are related to DLT
    • 02 - Leverage blockchain technologies considering legal issues
      • An understanding of how to leverage blockchain technologies in your business or profession considering the legal issues involved.
    • 03 - Recognise the impact that a rule can have in driving today’s digital markets
      • Recognising the impact that a rule can have in driving today’s digital markets and the development of emerging technologies (e.g. blockchain) to be able to evaluate them critically
    • 04 - A greater appreciation of global reg-tech scale
      • Having a greater appreciation of global reg-tech scale in the innovation technology process.
    • 05 - Access to the UCL CBT
      • Access to the UCL CBT and their associates, including the latest research, newsletters and events, both during and after the programme.
    • 06 - UCL Certificate of Participation
      • UCL Certificate of Participation that can be used to evidence Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

    This class will cover the following topics:

    • Topic 01

      What is Blockchain?

    • Topic 02

      Blockchain and its business value

    • Topic 03

      Advantages of Blockchain

    • Topic 04

      Blockchain Key risks ad Challenges

    • Topic 05

      Opportunities using Blockchain in Islamic finance

    • Topic 06

      Use cases

    Your Instructors – Global experts who will share their experiences and in-depth subject knowledge of the core elements of the programme

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    Sharjil Ahmed
    /tech entrepreneur
    Sharjil Ahmed is a Tech entrepreneur and spent early part of his career as an Investment Banker. He is the Co-founder of Cykube a UK headquartered Blockchain and Fintech advisory and solutions provider. He is working on promoting Fintech and Blockchain solutions in the areas of Finance, Government, Health care, Shariah compliant Investments, Halal economy, SDG’s and financial inclusion.
    Sharjil has gained training and certification from Oxford University in Fintech and Blockchain post completing his MBA degree in International Business from Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He has 15 years of experience in Islamic Investment banking and been involved as founding team member of BLME, Al Rayan (Islamic bank of Britain) & Dux Capital, DIFC to name a few.
    Sharjil is one of the early starters in the UK Islamic finance scene and worked with the UK Government to make London the leading Western Hub for Islamic finance. For this he has worked closely with UK government bodies like UKTI, HM Treasury and Lord Mayor’s trade delegations including writing a report on the History of Islamic Finance in the UK commissioned by the UK Government Islamic finance task force. He is an alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) on special invitation from the US State Department representing UK.
    With his vast experience in investment banking and in the fintech market with a keen focus on blockchain financial development, he brings to the essential what every student wants, practical experience, and knowledge regarding emerging technology's growth potential.
    Join him on the 17th Novemeber 2020 to explore the opportunities that lie ahead for the emerging technology market and how you can use your time today to cultivate a better future tomorrow.

    CYKUBE Certificate of Participation

    By successfully completing this course you can gain a Certificate of Participation that can be used to evidence Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. This will be from Cykube Academy for Master Class in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Series: Blockchain & Finance

    Guest Speaker

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    Charles Kerrigan
    Partner & Global Head of Fintech at CMS
    Charles Kerrigan is the go-to person in the London market for funding intangible and digital assets. “ – Legal 500, 2019
    "An excellent technical lawyer with a strong ability to be commercial. He is immensely clever and always finds a workable solution." Chambers & Partners 2019.
    The Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 names Charles as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain. He is the UK’s “recommended lawyer” for blockchain and digital technology in the UK Parliament Hub.
    Lawyer specialising in finance and technology: Corporate finance and venture capital fundraising transactions; consulting projects on blockchain, digital assets, AI and automation/transformation
    Join him on the 17th Novemeber 2020 to explore the opportunities that lie ahead for the emerging technology market and how you can use your time today to cultivate a better future tomorrow.

  • Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies
  • Innovators Board at the Big Innovation Centre, (Think Tank of the Year 2019).
  • UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI) and UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain) Advisory Board Member.
  • Special Consultee to UK LawTech Delivery Panel’s Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts.
  • Lecture: LSE, UCL and City University.
  • Panellist and moderator: LMA Fintech and Annual Conferences 2019; ISDA Technology Conference 2019.
  • City University seminar: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Economics, Finance and Law.
  • City University seminar: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Economics, Finance and Law.

  • Future of Finance: Tokenised Assets, London

    • Legal 500 – Leading Individual - Fintech
    • Chambers & Partners – Ranked lawyer – Banking & Fiannce
    • Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 – nomination for Individual Lawyer of the Year -TMT
    • TMT Finance Awards 2019 – TMT Legal Adviser of the Year - CMS

    Book Review: The Financing of Intangible Assets: TMT Finance and Emerging Technologies (see pdf under Experience).
    “ As businesses innovate, the law must keep pace. Far from being a specialist text, Kerrigan’s book deserves to become mainstream required reading. “
    Price FREE
    Session Tue, November 17, 2020
    WHERE 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm GMT
    LENGTH 1hrs 30mins
    For more information, please contact us at info@cykubeacademy.com