Decentralized Finance: On Blockchain- and Smart Contract-based Financial Markets

ETH Zurich
Tue, Jun 7, 2022, 5:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

Please note: the date of this event has been updated from May 19 to June 7 @ 17:00 CEST due to illness of the speaker. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Always wanted to understand the hype on blockchain and cryptocurrencies? Only heard about smart contracts and don't really know what it is?

Then don't miss this unique opportunity to listen to the highly demanded blockchain professor Fabian Schär from University of Basel. 

The term decentralized finance (DeFi) refers to an alternative financial infrastructure built on top of the public blockchains. DeFi uses smart contracts to create protocols that replicate existing financial services in a more open, interoperable, and transparent way. 

In this talk Fabian Schär will highlight opportunities, risks and potential regulatory responses. 

Fabian Schär is Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) and Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel. In addition, he is the Managing Director of the University’s Center for Innovative Finance. He has a PhD in Cryptoassets and Blockchain economics, co-authored the bestselling book “Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets”, published by MIT Press and several publications in scientific journals. His research is at the intersection of economics and computer science, with a particular focus on public Blockchains, Cryptoassets and Decentralized Finance protocols. His work has been featured in the Economist, the Financial Times and Forbes, and he has been listed in the NZZ ranking of the most influential economists in Switzerland. He is the organizer of the “Blockchain Symposium”, the “Blockchain Challenge”, member of the organizing committee of a conference with the Swiss National Bank and co-initiator of a project to secure academic credentials on a Blockchain. In addition, he is a board member of the first FINMA regulated crypto asset manager, an advisor to the Multichain Asset Managers Association and Blockchain for Europe, a member of various World Economic Forum working groups, and an invited expert to hearings by numerours Central Banks, the OECD and IOSCO. He spoke at over 100 conferences, including the G20 Global Financial Stability Conference in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant in various positions at banks and bank-related companies.

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