Bitcoin, Ethereum and the future of Crypto Currency


Iain Reed, Chairman, EFA

Matt Long, Managing Director, Head of Distribution and Prime, OSL


Bitcoin, Ethereum and the future of Crypto Currency

Bitcoin prices recently hit a new all-time record and have been rising since the launch of the first exchange-traded fund. Crypto currency are being criticised for their large consumption of energy and Ethereum is trying to become more environmentally friendly.

The Chamber is hosting a fireside chat where we will discuss the wide ranging subject of Crypto currency with Matt Long of OSL, the first and only licensed crypto platform in Hong Kong. Matt will share his views on subjects as diverse as why digital assets are changing the financial markets, regulation, the blockchain and NFTs. Iain Reed will be moderating the discussion. 



About the speakers


Originally from the UK, Iain has lived in in several regions of the Asia Pacific since 1989 including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Singapore and now Hong Kong. After graduating from Cambridge University he immediately set up his first Company, trading consumer goods between Indonesia and the UK. He then spent 10 years as an investment analyst for Barclays De Zoete & Wedd, Société Générale, and CLSA before leaving to found EFA in 2003, of which he is now Chairman. Iain’s role as Chairman includes acting as a brand ambassador, overseeing the financial and legal functions as well as the Consulting Services division, and business development for the group. He is currently working to diversify the group’s product range, focusing on EFAdrin.
He is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, sitting on the Financial Markets, IT and SME Committees and the Chairman of the Chamber’s Business Angel Committee, a programme which connects entrepreneurs with angel investors in Hong Kong. He is also the founding President of TiE Hong Kong, the local chapter of TiE, which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education and networking. Iain is an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and the Asian region and is an angel investor.


Matt has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, technology, and investing in disruptive businesses.
Matt is focused on developing OSL’s customer franchise across its Brokerage, Custody, Exchange and SaaS offering, and for growing its prime brokerage business.
Matt has a history of successfully building and running customer-driven, technology-dependent financial markets and trading businesses. Immediately prior to joining OSL, Matt was the Hong Kong CEO of digital bank and broker Saxo Bank Group. He has also run sales, trading, derivative and asset management businesses globally, with specific expertise in APAC markets, at Macquarie Bank and ANZ.


This event is hosted by David Graham.

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

 Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.


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Guests who are not in possession of the necessary vaccination documents will not be able to enter the venue.



  • Member: HK$480
  • Non-Member: HK$600
  • Y-Network Member: HK$380
  • Start-up Member: HK$380


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12/7/2021 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
China Standard Time
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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