Panel Discussion: Fintech and Block Chain | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Panel Discussion: Fintech and Block Chain

The combination of finance and technology ("Fintech") is not new, but developments with block chain technology and AI have created new opportunities as well as risks. What seems certain is that Fintech will change how financial services are delivered and consumed. This session will consider the business opportunities created within the emerging regulatory framework in the US and Japan for mobile and digital banking, payment and settlements, data analytics, marketplace and online lending, digital tokens and currencies, personal finance, foreign exchange and "regtech". Comparative regulatory approaches to cryptocurrencies as a commodity, currency or security will receive special attention.


  • Michael Alfant, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Hironao Kunimitsu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, gumi Inc.
  • Benjamin Saul, Partner, White & Case, Washington, DC
  • Nels Hansen, Local Partner, White & Case, Tokyo


  • Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Counselor, White & Case, Tokyo

Wednesday, 28 March 2018
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Panel discussion
9:30 a.m. Conclusion

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Tokyo 100-0005, Japan


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