Wednesday 17 August 17:30 - 20:30

Rise London,
41 Luke Street

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Rise Crypto Club Series: The Impact on Governments: Regulation & CBDC

Business & Professional

Join us for our Crypto Club event for a compelling deep dive into all things FinTech. This event we focus on Blockchain vs Governments.

Event Description:

BlockChain, BaaS, FaaS, BNPL, Payments, Whitelable, APIs.

One cannot fully understand the scope of the current technological revolution, unless there is a thorough understanding of the technology that underpins said innovations.

In this second episode of our VPxRise Crypto Club Series, we will deep dive into the foundation of the fintech and blockchain industry, exploring what are the technologies that sometimes we do not see in the surface but run the engines of change.

Join us at Rise in person and virtually for this enlightening event where we will hear from entrepreneurs and industry thought leaders.


17.30 - WarmUp Lecture on the day’s main concepts.

18.00 - Digital Pound Pitch/ CEX.IO

18.30 - Panel

19.30 - Networking Drinks & Canapes

20.30 - Close



Andrea Maria Cosentino

Andrea Cosentino is Founder & Managing Partner at Impact Fundry, a boutique Financial Services & Fintech Consulting & VC firm with offices in London. Andrea has gained extensive professional experience within Financial Markets & Technology mainly at Bloomberg LP, having immersed himself in both corporate and start-up business setting his first VC/Angel advisory almost 10 years ago. He is a well-rounded Business Angel, thought leader in the FinTech Industry with numerous publications and Professor at ESCP Business School and other major Business Schools in EMEA and MENA.


Industry Experts:

Marcus Sotiriou

Marcus is an Analyst at a cryptocurrency brokerage called GlobalBlock. After carrying out a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Nottingham, and achieving First Class Honours, he undertook experience at Deloitte and EY in Assurance. He then followed his passion for crypto and joined GlobalBlock. As an Analyst he writes a daily newsletter to around 1,000 clients, and produces deep-dive reports on various crypto projects or blockchain-related topics. Marcus has built a reputation with journalists, as he has been interviewed by CNBC, CNN, Coindesk, and Bloomberg on the latest crypto trends/news.

Lavinia Osbourne

Lavinia D. Osbourne is an established agent for change in blockchain, and an entrepreneur at the vanguard of NFT development and a futurist for the emergent metaverse. Through her work WiBT she has won and been nominated for accolades such as the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation and Best Diversity Resource/Initiative Award; whilst as an individual, she is one of Wirex's Rising Women in Crypto 2021, a TechWomen100 winner and a 2021 LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech & Innovation.

Combining her passionate belief in blockchain’s egalitarian ideals with a commitment to utilising her knowledge, connections and entrepreneurial spirit to bring opportunity for all, Lavinia works tirelessly to break down barriers by raising underrepresented voices.

🚀 Entrepreneurs:

Richard Ells

Richard Ells is a Board Director of the Digital Pound Foundation, alongside Susan Friedman of Ripple and Gilbert Verdian of Quant. Richard is also the Founder and CEO of Electroneum, a blockchain-based platform providing digital payment solutions to unbanked and underbanked people around the world, as well as, a global freelance platform that allows people to sell digital services online and receive payment without the need of a bank account.

Company Bio:

The Digital Pound Foundation is an independent forum supporting the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound, as well as new forms of digital money in general. Members of the Foundation include Accenture, Avalanche, Billon, CGI, Clifford Chance, Electroneum, Ripple and Quant - and their membership is growing.

Shelley Schachter-Cahm

With over 30 years experience in various technical and compliance roles, Shachter-Cahm is driving increased consumer and institutional confidence through regulatory compliance in the decentralized economy. Before joining [CEX.IO](, Shelley worked for several high-profile firms, including HSBC, EY, EFG International, Aviva, Marsh, and Pay.UK.

As an outspoken advocate for underrepresented groups in the workplace, Shelley enthusiastically combines knowing "what good looks like" in trad-fi with a passion for living within and alongside the metaverse in a reimagined regulatory matrix for Web3 and beyond.

Company Bio:

Founded in 2013, CEX.IO works to connect people and businesses with opportunities in cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. Our global ecosystem includes a market-leading exchange and offers 360-degree services to crypto market participants, including retail and enterprise crypto holders, as well as professional traders and financial institutions. The dedicated CEX.IO team includes over 400 global professionals across offices in the U.K., U.S., Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus. For more information, visit CEX.IO

Andrea Maria Consentino

Marcus Sotiriou

Lavinia D. Osbourne

Richard Ells

Shelley Schachter-Cahm

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