(Specific) Financial Products & Associated Risk Management

Crypto – Beyond Bitcoin


How much do you know about the Crypto market? We have started seeing Crypto Exchanges, Crypto futures, ICO and even Crypto repo. This course will give you an overview of the Crypto-world. Based on Wikipedia, there are over 1,565 kinds of cryptocurrencies available as of 10 April 2018 and the number is growing. Understand the applications of the key ones like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litcoin, etc.


1. What are cryptocurrencies?
2. Overview of cryptocurrency market
3. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)
4. What is mining?
5. Challenges faced by cryptocurrencies

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all practitioners in the financial services industry.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Adrian LAI
Adrian is the CEO of a technology platform that enables digitization of illiquid assets such as private companies, funds, real estate and other assets using blockchain technology. He is also the Managing Partner of a cryptocurrency investment and blockchain advisory firm of which he is responsible for the overall investment strategies, with major focus on equity investment in blockchain infrastructure companies. Adrian has diversified experiences in sales, marketing, fintech and corporate governance.

In addition, Adrian is a columnist at SCMP on digital securities. He has been a commentator for Wall Street Journal, CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek on the digital asset landscape.


Date & Time
Friday, 2 Aug 2019 (6:30PM - 8:30PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
SFC:2.00, PWMA:2.00