Past event

The Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 04.00PM – 06.00PM CIS Conference Room 01, College of Islamic Studies, Education City, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

This colloquium intends to generate awareness and facilitate a better understanding of the actors, phenomena and dynamics of FinTech– the intersection of finance and technology – with a focus on the Middle East. The discussion will particularly explore the opportunities and challenges that relate to the emergence of Blockchain technology, which has taken the form of various cryptocurrencies, or digital currencies, such as Bitcoin. Speaking at the event will be Mohammad Zebian, Innovation Manager at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), and Dr. Yazan Boshmaf, Research Scientist at HBKU’s Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

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