b"INDICATIVE STUDY VISIT /DUBAI FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (DFSA)The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is the independent regulator of nancial services conducted in and from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a purpose built nancial free zone in Dubai. The DFSA's regulatory mandate covers asset management, banking and credit services, securities, collective investment funds, custody and trust services, commodities futures trading, Islamic nance, insurance, crowdfunding platforms, money services, an international equities exchange and an international commodities derivatives exchange. Delegates will hear an overview of how the DIFC is embedding uncompromisingly high standards in a clear, succinct and exible regulatory framework. This is the key to implementing international best practices relevant to a modern international nancial centre.FINTECH, BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES /The rise of Financial Technology (FinTech) has profound implicationsCOURSE OBJECTIVES:On completion, you will be able to: not only for nancial services organisations, but also for the broader Appreciate the current and future impact of FinTech andreal economy, particularly in developing nations. In addition to the blockchain systems potential to signicantly improve nancial inclusion by drastically Understand the technologies that comprise FinTech reducing transaction costs, technologies such as blockchain, AI and Analyse potential socio-economic benets and risks Big Data could also facilitate new microeconomies that are not Appreciate regulatory barriers to FinTech and blockchaincurrently feasible with existing currency and banking systems. evolutionDistinguish between key concepts such as mobile money andThis programme will equip delegates with a working understanding digital currency of the mechanics of FinTech payment systems, blockchain and Appreciate the nature of, and risks relating to, cryptocurrencies cryptocurrencies. The course looks at a number of FinTech and blockchain use cases, including domestic and cross-borderKEY TOPICS payments and transfers, Trade Finance and peer-to-peer lending. FinTech and its disruptive potential The practicalities for a successful roll-out of FinTech systems are Key technologies underlying FinTech and blockchain also reviewed through relevant case studies, including the Principal current and future use cases for FinTech requirement in some retail applications for local presence via The evolving landscape of digitised currencies and related data agents (cf. M-PESA) and discusses the subtle, but critically Major cryptocurrencies and blockchain architectures important, nuances of digital currency, mobile money, mobile Special focus on Facebooks Libra announcement and thewallets and cryptocurrencies and how these compare to ensuing techlashconventional monetary systems. DURATION FEE DATE VENUEThe programme also reviews the principal cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain or other architectures and features10 DAYS4,19528 June - 09 July 2021 Londonincluding Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Hyperledger as well as Facebooks Libra.w: crownagents.com/training 65"