Full Programme

July 26

8:30

Registration

8:30

Registration

9:00

 

9:05

Welcome Address: Helmut Wacket, ECB

 

Opening Remarks: Paolo Tasca, UCL CBT

 

9:10

Keynote Talk: “Financial Market Transparency: the biological underpinnings of new business models for central banks, regulators and financial institutions in a decentralised world”

 

Speaker: Paolo Sironi, IBM Industry Academy

 

9:40

Paper: Regulation automata: using the blockchain to efficiently supervise financial markets

 

Speaker: Raphael Auer, Bank for International Settlements

 

Discussant: Tarik Roukny, KU Leuven

 

10:10

Paper: Vertically disintegrated platform

 

Speaker: Tarik Roukny, KU Leuven

 

Discussant: Taojun Xie, Singapore Management University

 

10:40

Coffee Break

11:00

Paper: Central bank digital currency with adjustable interest rate in small open economies

 

Speaker: Taojun Xie, Singapore Management University

 

Discussant: Daniel Heller, Fnality

 

11:30

Paper: Overcoming economic stagnation in low-income communities with programmable money

 

Speaker: Yakko Majuri, BlockchainBH

 

Discussant: Patrick Osborne, University College London

 

 

12:00

Panel discussion: “Decentralisation and the European regulatory framework: how to find the balance in a dynamic environment”

 

Innovative solutions are challenging today’s markets and services. In this dynamic scenario, what is the present and future role of regulators and competent authorities? How will the relevant stakeholders change the way they collaborate in order to foster innovation and to guarantee fair rules in the market?

 

Moderator: Dirk Bullman, ECB

 

Speakers:

  • Domenico Gammaldi, Bank of Italy
  • Marius Jurgilas, Bank of Lithuania
  • Chiara Rossetti, LSEG
  • Gilbert Verdian, Quant Network

 

12:45

Networking lunch

14:00

Fireside chat with Dan Morgan, Head of Regulatory Relations in Europe, Ripple

 

Interviewer: Tom Wilson, Reuters

 

14:15

Paper: A blockchain game in Eurasian energy trading

 

Speaker: Patrick Osborne, University College London

 

Discussant: Yakko Majuri, BlockchainBH

 

14:45

Paper: A model for stablecoin cryptocurrency markets

 

Speaker: Ariah Klages-Mundt, Cornell University

 

Discussant: Akaki Mamageishvili, ETH Zurich

 

15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Paper: Optimal smart contracts with costly verification

 

Speaker: Akaki Mamageishvili, ETH Zurich

 

Discussant: Ariah Klages-Mundt, Cornell University

 

16:00

Panel discussion: “Decentralised systems in the financial ecosystem: a market perspective”

 

Market developments can benefit competition in financial systems and ensure improvements in services and products. What risks and opportunities will market participants face from increasingly decentralised systems?

 

Moderator: Tom Wilson, Reuters

 

Speakers:

  • Kathrin Gfall-Gapp, Erste Group
  • Daniel Heller, Fnality
  • Garrick Hileman, blockchain.com
  • Ioana Surpateanu, Citi

 

16:45

Closing Remarks: Paolo Tasca, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies