The Liquidity Series has convened meaningful conversations on fintech and blockchains since 2014.


In 2017, Liquidity Salons in Bermuda, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Miami and London explored the rise of blockchain tech with over 200 guests working in the sector.

In 2016, the Liquidity Summit took the form of a Hackathon at Rise, the Barclay’s accelerator in New York City. Over 30 innovators worked for 72 hours on new technologies deployed with Ven APIs, blockchain and core fintech services.

The 2015 event was hosted at Bloomberg, Finsbury Square, London.  The 2014 event was hosted at Hub Westminster in London.

2015 Bloomberg Event

10.00   Arrivals, Tea & Coffee

Welcome from the Ven Currency Board and Bloomberg: Stan Stalnaker, Hub Culture and Christopher Lowe, Bloomberg

10.15 Welcome Remarks

10.20 Nature & Evolution of Money

Moderator: Edie Lush, Executive Editor, Hub Culture

Jordan Macleod, Author, New Currency, How Money Changes the World As We Know It

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder, Ethereum

11.00 New Rails for Big Finance

Moderator: Jesse McWaters, Project Manager Financial Services, World Economic Forum

Jason Mitchell, GLG Partners

Nicolas Cary, Co-Founder, Blockchain

11.40 Refreshment Break & Networking

12.00 Exchanges: New Horizons

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Hub Culture

John Booth, CEO, Midpoint

John Edge, Advisor and Shareholder, National Stock Exchange (NSX)

Scott Moffat, Chief Operating Officer, LMAX Exchange

12.40 Lunch at Bloomberg

14.00 Authorities and the Digital Currency Ecosystem

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Hub Culture

Andrew Tarver, Partner, CAPCO & Bold Rocket

Chris Kelly, CEO, SDKA Diamonds DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodity Center)

Henryk Dabrowski, CEO, Alternet Systems

Pat Carroll, Chairman, Validsoft

14.40 Stability, Reliability and Service in the Crypto World

Moderator: Patrick Murck, Board Member, DATA – Digital Asset Transfer Authority

Akif Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, Bitnet Technologies

Avish Bhama, CEO, Mirror (formerly Vaurum)

James Smith, CEO, Elliptic

Preston Byrne, Founder, Eris Industries

15.20 Refreshment Break and Networking

15.40 Legal Implications Crypto Financial Innovation

Fireside Chat with Grant Fondo, Goodwin Procter and Roger Tym, Hogan Lovells led by Siân Jones, UK Digital Currency Association

16.10  Funding Growth at all Levels of the Pyramid

A conversation with Amit Pau, Ariadne Capital, Harry Briggs, Balderton Capital and Miles Kirby, Qualcomm Ventures

16.40 Sovereign Currencies in the New Age

Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Hub Culture

Dave Shepherdson, Hull Coin, Hull City Council

David Simmonds, Vice Chairman, Entropia Universe

Edgar Kampers, Community Currency Officer, Qoin

17.10 Workshop Discussions focused on various aspects of digital assets

Workshop Discussions:

1. Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

2. Identity and the Intelligent Web

3. Fraud and the Dark Web

4.  Financial Singularity

18.00  Closing Remarks – Ven Currency Board and Cocktail Reception

19.00  Evening Finishes