11 Mai 2020

Bitcoin halving: recommended viewing from the Crypto Valley

Yara Ainsworth

Yara Ainsworth

Head of Marketing und Communications bei Crypto Finance AG

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With the bitcoin halving taking place this evening, we’re excited to share this recommended viewing to give you an overview of this much-discussed event, to clear up misinformation, and possibly help you pass the time until the halving, which takes place in about 5 hours (published just after 17.00 CET, you can check in on the countdown here).

CV Labs and Cointelegraph hosted this video panel on May 7, 2020. We are honoured to have our Crypto Finance Head of Research Dr Lewin Boehnke and Prof. Dr Fabian Schär from the University of Basel Center for Innovative Finance, who is a Board Member at Crypto Fund AG, among the panel experts who spoke.

The imminent occurrence of the reward halving on the Bitcoin network is a privileged moment to look closer at a number of topics:

• What is the real short-term and mid-term impact to be expected on the price levels caused by this sudden fresh offer shortage?

• How did miners prepare for this event, and is this profitability shock causing a singular threat to the safety level of the network?

• The halving events highlight the predictability of monetary emission in cryptocurrencies as opposed to arbitrary monetary policies conducted by central banks. We witness the very moment when a vast economic crisis triggered by a pandemic is threatening to overwhelm already over-indebted States. In the turmoil to come, the value-proposition of debased unstoppable pure cryptocurrencies whose money supply is written in code is likely to meet popular adoption flying away from fiat hyperinflation in many countries. Has the historical time come for Bitcoin & co to earn their place under the sun?

Introduction: what is a bitcoin halving?
University of Basel (0:30 minutes)
Professor Dr Fabian Schär – Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology & Fintech. Director at the Center for Innovative Finance, University of Basel.

Discussion panel speakers
Bitcoin Suisse
Dr Raffael Huber – Head of Research at Bitcoin Suisse AG

Dr sc. ETH Christian Decker – Core Tech Engineer at Blockstream, working on the Lightning Network and researching on scalability solutions

Crypto Finance (24:00 minutes)
Dr Lewin Boehnke – Head of Research at Crypto Finance AG, CTO at Crypto Storage AG

Mt. Pelerin
Arnaud Salomon – CEO Mt. Pelerin

Yves Longchamp – Head Of Research at SEBA Bank AG

Dr Gorazd Ocvirk – Senior Vice President, Head of FinTech and DLT services at Sygnum Bank

Alexandre Juncker Alpiq Blockchain Expert and Technology Manager, & author of “The Blockchain Quarterly”