Citi Joins CoinDesk’s Consensus 2015 Conference as Title Sponsor

Citi Joins CoinDesk’s Consensus 2015 Conference as Title Sponsor

Citi Ventures and Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions sponsor fall conference in New York.

Consensus 2015 is a one-day conference on September 10, 2015 in New York City convening institutions, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs on blockchain technology and digital currencies. Citi will support Consensus 2015 as the event's title sponsor through Citi Ventures and Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS).

Citi's support of Consensus 2015 marks the bank's first major public conference sponsorship dedicated to blockchain technology and digital currencies.

"Blockchain technology not only has an opportunity to transform financial services but also extend far beyond payments to new use cases and applications across industries,” said Debby Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer at Citi and CEO of Citi Ventures.

“Consensus 2015 is a unique event that will help drive the conversation and industry forward. Banks, such as Citi, can play an important role in working with governments, regulators, businesses, and consumers to explore blockchain technology and digital currencies’ opportunities and risks."

Citi is developing a multi-faceted strategy and approach to explore blockchain technology and digital currencies and is working with stakeholders across the financial services ecosystem. Among Citi’s activities, Citi Ventures and Citi’s Dublin-based Innovation Lab are researching and experimenting with blockchain technology and engaging with blockchain companies through their start-up accelerator programs.

Consensus 2015 is CoinDesk's flagship event on blockchain technology and digital currencies. The event convenes thought leaders across sectors to discuss the impact blockchain technology and digital currencies have on stakeholders from governments, banks, and businesses to the world's unbanked.

Experts from Citi, Gates Foundation, and the US Department of Justice, among others, will debate real-world issues and discuss solutions that blockchain technology and digital currencies offer.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions is part of the bank's Institutional Clients group, serving public sector clients, corporations, and financial institutions in over 120 countries. It offers an array of solutions for working capital, trade services, and supply chain finance.

Citi Ventures is the innovation arm of Citi committed to accelerating growth across the company through its global innovation network, venture investing efforts, and strategic partnerships. It coordinates the company’s global labs and invests in startups in four key focus areas: Commerce & Payments, Security & Enterprise IT, Big Data & Analytics, and FinTech.

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