Programme 2022

1-2 December 2022

Time zone: London, UK (GMT)

Event partners: CoinTelegraph, DEC Institute

Thursday, December 1st

Chairperson: Nikhil Vadgama

08:15 – 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00-9:15

Opening Remarks

Paolo Tasca, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies 

9:15-9:45

Keynote speech: Is software eating finance?

Daniel Heller, Fnality 

9:45-10:15

Invited talk: Telco Tokenization and Stablecoin Development an Industry Opportunity  

Monique Morrow, Former CTO at Cisco  

10:30-11:10

Invited talk on DeFi

Arthur Gervais, University College London

11:10-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:10

Paper on DeFi: Battle of the Bots: Miner Extractable Value and Efficient Settlement

Alfred Lehar, Haskayne School of Business – Calgary, Canada

Christine Parlour, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

12:10-13:10

Panel on Digital Assets and ESG

John Shawe-Taylor, University College London 

Silvia Bartolucci, University College London 

Betsabe Botaitis, Hedera

Moderator: Tomaso Aste, University College London 

13:10-14:10

Lunch break

14:10-14:40

Invited talk on Digital Assets and ESG 

Leemon Baird, Swirlds

14:40-15:10

Paper on DeFi: Governance Challenges of Decentralised Finance

Karsten Paetzmann, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

15:10-15:50

Paper on ESG: Discussing blockchain implications on bond issuance 

Veni Arakelian, Piraeus Bank

Vangelis Malamas, University of Piraeus

Thomas Dasaklis, University of Piraeus

Gregory Chondrokoukis, University of Piraeus

15:50-16:10

Coffee break

16:10-17:10

Panel: Decentralised Finance 

Gaspard Paduzzi, APWine

Daniel Perez, Mero

Hugo Philion, Flare

Moderator: TBC

17:10

Closing Remarks

Jiahua Xu, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies 

17:20

Apéritif

Friday, December 2nd

Chairperson: TBC

8:30-9:30

Registration and coffee

9:30-9:45

Opening Remarks

Paolo Tasca, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

9:45-10:30

Keynote speech: Disruption in Embedded Banking and New Cross-Border Payment Models

Marcus Treacher, Board Director at ClearBank

10:30-11:10

Paper on Stablecoins: The Demand for Programmable Payments

Charles Kahn, University of Illinois

Maarten van Oordt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

11:10-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:10

Paper on Stablecoins: Anatomy of a Stablecoin’s failure: The Terra-Luna case 

Antonio Briola, University College London

David Vidal-Tomás, University College London

Yuanrong Wang, University College London

Tomaso Aste, University College London

12:10-12:40

Invited talk

Hania Othman, The HBAR Foundation

Wes Geisenberger, The HBAR Foundation

12:40-13:40

Lunch break

13:40-14:20

Paper on DeFi: Market Depth and Liquidity Provision Profitability Uniswap

Mark Woelders, Warwick Business School

14:20-15:00

Paper on Stablecoins and Financial Stability: Can a currency be stable in itself? An economic law analysis of the concept of stability in the case of stablecoins

Filippo Zatti, BABEL – University of Florence, Italy

Rosa Giovanna Barresi, BABEL – University of Florence, Italy

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-16:30

Panel on Stablecoins and Financial Stability 

Jane Moore, Payments & Digital Assets, Financial Conduct Authority

Teana Baker-Taylor, UK/EU Policy and Regulatory Strategy, Circle 

Geoffrey Goodell, University College London 

Andrea Filtri , European Equity Research, Mediobanca

Moderator:  Tom Wilson, Thomson Reuters

16:30-17:10

Keynote Speech: Detection of high risk in DeFi protocols

Claudio Tessone, UZH Blockchain Centre

17:10

Closing Remarks

Tomaso Aste, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

17:20

Apéritif

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