Cryptocurrency Trading Workshop


  • Introduction to Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs and other coins
  • Manual trading strategies in Cryptocurrencies, exchange mechanisms, wallets, KYC, depositing and withdrawing cash etc, tax implications
  • Applying learnings from FX market to cryptocurrencies (a gentle introduction)
  • Arbitrage opportunities, Spread trading, Market Making
  • Order Book Analysis
  • Cryptocurrency funds – setup, mechanism, regulation



Paul is CEO and Founder of Thalesians Ltd. He has previously served as Director at Deutsche Bank, where he ran the global credit and core quant teams, part of Markets Electronic Trading (MET) group. He is one of the pioneers of electronic trading in credit, including indices, single names, and cash, and has worked in e-trading, derivatives pricing, and quantitative finance at bulge bracket institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Nomura, and Citigroup. His more than a decade-long career spans many asset classes: equities, FX spot and options, rates and credit. Paul has graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, with a distinction, and twice from Imperial College London. The domain-theoretic framework for continuous-time stochastic processes, developed with Prof. Abbas Edalat, earned him a PhD degree and a prestigious LICS paper. Paul’s other academic interests include stochastic filtering and machine learning. He is an expert developer in C++, Java, Python, and kdb+/q, with a special interest in high performance scientific computing. His interests in philosophy and finance led him to formulate the vision for and found Thalesians, a consultancy and think tank of dedicated professionals working in quant finance, economics, mathematics, physics and computer science, the focal point of a community with over 2,500 members worldwide. Thalesians was co-founded with two of Paul’s friends and colleagues, Saeed Amen and Matthew Dixon. Dr. Bilokon is a joint winner of the Donald Davis Prize (2005), winner of the British Computing Society Award for the Student Making the Best Use of IT (World Leadership Forum’s SET award, 2005), Ward Foley Memorial Scholarship (2001), two University of London High Achiever Awards (in mathematics and physics, 1999); a Member of the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and European Complex Systems Society; Associate of the Securities and Investment Institute, and Royal College of Science; and a frequent speaker at premier conferences such as Global Derivatives, alphascope, LICS, and Domains.


Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and Capgemini. He has been involved in the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UKDCA . He is also on the advisory board for Adjoint, Arteia, Privacy Shell, Ripple Labs, Hyperloop Transport Technologies , EA Ventures, IEET and Chain of Things. These days he more focussed on projects that involve security vs scalability vs consensus of Blockchain and using smart contracts for AI safety. He is a regular speaker and contributor in the areas of AI safety, Robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain. He is currently the chief science officer for Blockchainsmokers and Dean of Blockchain technologies at Exosphere Academy.


Agash is the lead Blockchain developer at Satoshi Systems Limited. He ensures that the distributed ledger architecture for Satoshi is not just operative but satisfies all the expectations of a mission critical system. A graduate from Kings College, London - he has been actively coding since the last 6 years out of which the last 3 years were purely on Blockchain related projects.


Zian is the Lead Full Stack Developer at Satoshi Systems Limited. His expertise is on migrating traditional applications on a blockchain architecture. Zian is also a DIY Cryptocurrency mining rigs enthusiastic and has set up best in class mining rigs for Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin and many other cryptocurrencies. A graduate from Kings College, London - he has been actively coding since the last 6 years out of which the last 3 years were purely on Blockchain related projects.