ICA Event - Cryptocurrency ecosystem; Its impact on businesses and pitfalls
ISG "Trusted Partners" Speaking Series
Monday, 26 March 2018 / 19:00
Karsten Klein
Founder and CEO of KLEIN K.K.

The recent incident at the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck (loss of USD 500M) and digital wallet provider Parity (loss of USD 280M) have been widely reported in the news.

The cryptocurrencies ecosystem has been growing very rapidly. However, the technology, infrastructure, governance and organizational setup has not been fully developed, integrated and tested.

To better understand the cryptocurrency ecosystem and the various types of risks that exist, our speaker will go into more details to cover:

  1. The concept of distributed ledger (Blockchain, Tangle)
  2. Overview of the cryptocurrency ecosystem components and participants (cryptocurrencies, virtual currency exchanges, miners, wallets)
  3. Governance and regulatory requirements (JFSA approval process and their role)
  4. Risk governance (cybersecurity, operational risk)
  5. Future of the cryptocurrencies ecosystem and what is next


Karsten Klein, PhD, is the founder and CEO of KLEIN K.K., an advisory firm that focuses on services in the areas of risk management, operations, and FinTech.

Prior to this role, Karsten was working for financial institutions in London and Tokyo. He has over 15 years of expertise in financial risk management, operations, and systems, with extensive leadership experience. Prior to working in the financial service industry, he was working in technology research and development.

Karsten received his PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Karsten has been living in Tokyo since 2004.

Date: Monday, 26 March 2018
Time: 18:30 open / 19:00 start / 20:30 end
Venue: TMT Inc.
Shibuya 4-2-22, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002
Price: ¥2,000 (ICA Members: ¥1,000)
Event open to all
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