Is Cash Still King? Looking at innovations in card payments and Bitcoin

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Join NatWest Business at this free Boost event where you can learn about the current card payment options and future innovations in this field, also we will be looking at the phenomenon that is Bitcoin.

Maxine Malik - Worldpay

As the local Worldpay representative Maxine is well placed to discuss all aspects of card payments as they are accepted today and the future innovations in this industry.

Consumers are becoming increasingly accustomed to card and mobile payments. In fact, 25% of consumers only go into shops that take card payments.

Worldpay are the UK's leading payment solutions provider and are also Natwest's preferred partner. Worldpay offer you the widest choice of customer payment options helping you accept payments whichever way your customers choose to pay you.

Worldpay have supplied card machines to all Asda,Tesco,WhSmiths,M&S and Debenhams stores but Worldpay are also able to help small local businesses like yours grow and prosper by accepting card payments from your customers.

Annually, Worldpay processes over 40 billion transactions through more than 300 payment types across 146 countries and 126 currencies.

 

Steven Wang - Bitcoin, Crypto Assets and Blockchain – what it means for business and the individual.

Steven Wang is a new graduate in the Emerging Technologies Team At RBS. His previous rotations in the bank were in Operational Risk and Finance Ledger Transformation. He was born in China and grew up in Singapore, before spending the last 5 years as a resident of the UK, and as a result he speaks 2.5 languages (English, Mandarin Chinese and Singlish).

His academic background is in Mathematics (undergraduate) and Science & Technology Studies (master's). He is a believer of technology and main interests lie in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and cryptocurrencies. Outside tech, he is an avid Anime/Animation fan as well as an enthusiast of the game of Go (Weiqi), Rubik's cubes and card/board-games.

On the 22nd May 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz bought two pizza’s for 10,000 Bitcoins. If he’d had held onto those bitcoins, he would now have over $85 Million Dollars.

In this presentation, Steven will talk about the phenomenon that is Bitcoin and the underlying ‘blockchain’ technology that has spawned new ways of funding business and exchanging value.

The presentation will explain how this technology works by looking the key technologies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Corda), and how it is revolutionising business and empowering the individual.

 

 

 

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Mumbles Cricket Club, Mumbles, SA3 4JE
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