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The future of cryptoassets and blockchain

Gavin Brown shares his thoughts with the media

Gavin Brown speaking to CNBC at the Credit Suisse Global Supertrends Conference

Gavin Brown speaking to CNBC at the Credit Suisse Global Supertrends Conference

With recent examples of companies such as Facebook rumoured to be launching their own currencies, Manchester Metropolitan’s cryptoassets and blockchain expert Gavin Brown has shared his insight with the media.

Speaking to CNBC at the Credit Suisse Global Supertrends Conference in Singapore, Gavin said the possibility that multinational businesses may create and transact in their own cryptoassets and blockchain is not “unreasonable” in the medium term.

Gavin was attending the Credit Suisse conference as a guest speaker alongside high profile figures such as Anthony Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union, and Ho Kwon Ping, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels.

Gavin said: “It was an honour to be invited again by Credit Suisse to debate and discuss the future of cryptoassets and blockchain and its role in the global economy.

“It’s an exciting time in the industry, with many large businesses exploring the possibilities of launching their own crypto assets, and the interest from media outlets always helps to convey the research Manchester Metropolitan’s Future Economies Research Centre is undertaking in this area.”

Gavin also shared his thoughts with The Express and Yahoo! Finance on the news that Jaguar Land Rover is testing a system designed to pay drivers in cryptocurrency for reporting traffic congestion or potholes.

Find out more about how Gavin is working as part of the Future Economies Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan to respond to future policy challenges.

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