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Digital asset adoption is growing at an exponential rate. However, digital assets come in many forms including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and central bank digital currencies, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the legal challenges and market risks is difficult.

The Dickson Poon School of Law and King's Business School continues to work collaboratively to bring you cross-faculty alumni events aimed at supporting the professional development of graduates while connecting you with peers across both professions.

Join us for the next of these cross-faculty events, drawing on the collaboration between Law, Financial Services & Digital Assets.

Learn from our chair and speaker working in the digital assets space – as they discuss the institutional adoption of cryptoassets and the legal issues at hand that range from the development of jurisdictional legislation and regulatory framework to substantial market risk. We will also discuss the current development of a central bank digital currency, and hear about first-hand insights into The Bahamas’ Sand Dollar, one of the first blockchain-based central bank digital currencies.

Event schedule:

6:15pm – 6:45pm | Registration and Welcome Drinks

6:45pm – 7:45pm | Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:50pm – 9:00pm | Networking and Refreshments

In-person tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who cannot attend in-person, the panel discussion will run as a hybrid event. You can register for the livestream here.


Barry Griffin (LLB, 2012)

Partner, Sovereign Advisors Bahamas

Graduating from the Law School in 2012 with an LLB in Law, Barry Griffin pursued a career in commercial law working at some of the top firms in The Bahamas. Having always had a passion for politics, Barry now juggles his time between his role as Vice President of The Senate representing The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and being a Partner at Sovereign Advisors Bahamas – a boutique commercial law firm specialising in financial services and digital assets. As a Partner, Barry’s work covers everything from cryptocurrencies, digital tokens, digital exchanges, NFTs and the growing metaverse. Barry’s experience in financial services as a corporate lawyer, has abetted his move towards the digital assets space and with The Bahamas being one of only a handful of countries to legislate this area, he feels proud to be leading the firm in such a niche and non-traditional space.

Panel chair:

Dr Ruowen Xu

Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's Business School

Ruowen Xu is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's Business School. Ruowen works with Professor Alexandru Preda and Dr Julie Valk on the ESRC project ‘Professional Hybridisations and Epistemic Practices of Cryptocapital: An Ethnographic Investigation of Cryptoasset Firms’.

Ruowen obtained her PhD degree at Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. Her research studies credit rating systems and more specifically, looks at how a new form of modelling work in big data and machine learning technology is being adapted to form credit scoring algorithms. Drawing on inter-disciplinary insights, combining sociology and organizational theory, she investigates the social construction of big data and more broadly AI technology, and their outcome in auditing consumers in the marketplace.

Please register your attendance here by Monday 12 September.


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Event details

Auditorium and Arcade
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG