Deutsche Bundesbank hosts blockchain workshop
Germany’s central bank is hosting the Sixth Central Banking Workshop, in cooperation with Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The conference kicked off on 21st November and will conclude on 24th November.
Titled, “Blockchain Technology – Opportunities and Challenges”, the workshop addresses technological achievements of blockchain and possible business cases with particular focus on the financial sector. It will also discuss whether bitcoin has a future in payments. The conference aims to explore these topics from the perspective of central bank and regulators.
“The workshop is based on the idea of combining academia research with the experience of practitioners. Offering a platform for intensive debate, it is designed to encourage participants to discuss different perspectives and alternative viewpoints and to foster an active exchange of ideas and information between the participants and lecturers”, the Deutsche Bundesbank said.
The workshop will see speakers from European central banks, financial institutions, EU Parliament, industry and academia, who will present and share their views with the participants. These include Edward Budd, Chief Digital Officer for Global Transaction Banking Deutsche Bank, London; Jakob von Weizsäcker, Member of Parliament European Parliament, Brussels; Dirk Bullmann Adviser, Market Infrastructure & Payments, European Central Bank, Frankfurt; James Chapman Director Research Canadian Payments Association, Ottawa; and others.
In addition, executives from blockchain-based companies will also be speaking at the event. These include Charley Cooper, Managing Director R3, New York; Leanne Kemp, Chief Executive Officer Everledger, London; Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer Digital Asset Holdings, LLC, New York; and others.