New to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, join us to find out more.


Tony Fawl,


18:00 - Start of event at Manchester University
19:30 - end of event


An awareness presentation for those new to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

The topics covered in the presentation include:

  • An introduction to cryptocurrency and blockchain – Definitions and explanation of what crypto is and a little about its history and how it is being adopted around the world.
  • Risks and benefits of investing and trading. Scams, Rugpulls & Crashes (what on earth happened to Terra/Luna!)
  • Cryptocurrency Use Cases – What is ‘Store of Value’? What are the differences between Stablecoins, NFT’s, Metaverse, DEFI, Play to Earn tokens and games?
  • How to Buy Crypto Coins and Tokens – How to use a cryptocurrency exchange to make a spot trade bitcoins using pounds sterling.
  • Crypto Security, Protecting Digital Assets – Now you have some crypto, how do you protect your investment?

The session will be supported by an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation. There will then be a question and answer session and details of other useful resources to help you find out more.

This event will not be providing financial advice and the topics discussed will concentrate on definitions and explanations of the basic concepts, terms and practical demonstrations of how you can buy and hold cryptocurrency.

About the speaker

Tony Fawl is a consultant at

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Introduction to crypto currencies
Date and time
Thursday 30 June, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building
Room E005, Oxford Road
M1 5GD
United Kingdom
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