Blockchain for Bank(st)ers
oin our second nexussquared DrinkUp at Trust Square on August 23 from 6.30pm onwards followed by drinks at Gran Caphé on the ground floor of Trust Square.
This time we discuss the topic of central banks and digital currency. Our key note speaker Daniel Heller is a top expert in this field and will address the question
"Should Central Banks issue digital currency"?
Daniel is the Chief Financial Officer of Bitlumens. He also advises the World Bank and several start-up companies in the area of Fintech, blockchain and digital currencies. In 2017, he was a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington where he published widely on impact of emerging digital technologies such as blockchain on the financial sector, financial stability, and central banking. Before joining the Institute, he was head of financial stability at the Swiss National Bank, head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems at the Bank for International Settlements, and executive director for Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, Azerbaijan, and four Central Asian republics at the International Monetary Fund. He received his PhD from the University of Bern and was a research fellow at Stanford University. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL).