About a month ago I moderated a well-attended webinar “Bitcoin. Is this the new reality in corporate treasury or is it a hoax”. The majority of the participants were members of the corporate treasury community.
Foundation of the meeting was research done by PGO student Tristan Verhagen. He presented his findings and kicked off with a thorough description, including timeline, of Bitcoin developments so far. Not being the expert, I found his presentation very helpful in getting up to speed. His presentation evolved and brought some very interesting insights that were the basis for an discussion at academic level. The meeting was very well reviewed, a poll showed that participants have an increased interest in finding out if there is room for Bitcoin applications in their firm.
It was a conscious choice not to record the session. Given recent developments in the Bitcoin and crypto currency market and the quality of his presentation, I am happy Tristan allows us to share his slides (see below). I hope you will enjoy his writings as I did.