What does the future hold for cryptocurrencies?

We’re sitting down with two cryptocurrency experts to discuss all things bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain and more – with a chance to get your questions answered in a live Q&A. Join us on 7 February at 5pm (UK time), and get involved on Twitter using #IGCryptoChat.

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After a stellar 2017, cryptocurrencies have had a rockier ride this year. Is the bubble bursting, or is this just a bump on the road to blockchain domination? Find out next week, when two leading experts in the field are coming in to IGTV for an informal discussion on the future of digital currencies.

You can watch the video live on our YouTube channel or via @IGTV on Twitter, at 5pm (UK time) on 7 February

Who are the experts?

Rhian Lewis is the co-founder of cryptocurrency portfolio tracker Count My Crypto, and the London Women in Bitcoin group. She’s a leading blockchain consultant who has spoken at numerous events, including the London Blockchain Expo 2017 and TechInsight in London and Berlin.

Colin Platt is the founder of ÐPactum, having previously worked on blockchain innovation at BNP Paribas Global Markets. He’s a co-host of the Blockchain Insider podcast, and has been involved in blockchain technology since 2013.

What will they talk about?

Over the session, they’ll be covering a broad range of topics, including:

  • What the blockchain is, and why it’s important
  • Bitcoin vs ether
  • Where next for ripple
  • Cryptocurrency security
  • Bitcoin, ether and more in 2018 and beyond
  • Where to find good cryptocurrency content

And after the session, there will be a live Q&A so you can put forward any topics you’d like discussed – or any questions you’d like answered. If you’d like to get involved, join in the conversation via Twitter using #IGCryptoChat.

 

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