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░ INTRODUCTION ░
For this fifth edition of “Blockchain In Practice”, we will have the pleasure to welcome Dr Bruno Colmant., Head of Macro Research and Executive Board Member at Bank Degroof Petercam, and Dr Jamsheed Shorish, founder and CEO of Shorish Research and a trained mathematical and computational economist.
Before welcoming some projects working on the implementation of blockchain in our daily lives, the speakers will help us uncover the potential structural impact that blockchain can have on the Economy in the long run, each one tackling the topic from a distinct perspective.
░ TOPIC ░
During this event, we want to open up the debate on the potential upheavals that blockchain is said to bring, such as: the democratization of currency issuance, the impact of token-based economies on investments, or the programmable aspect of digital money.
As the technology is emerging before us, as well as the diversity of statements from institutions, it is time to cut through the noise and address this question realistically by understanding the forces at play and how they can interact over time.
To enlighten us, Dr. Bruno Colmant will help us gain a deeper understanding of money: what it is, its origins, the reasons behind its nationalisation and the possible future scenarios considering what cryptocurrencies can bring.
As for Dr. Jamsheed Shorish, he will make the link between blockchain and economic empowerment. According to him, “blockchain has been idealised as a possible way to ‘democratise’ decision-making, by substituting traditional hierarchical decision flows with trustful governance across a flat hierarchy, where the premise is that everyone has a say.”
░ PRESENTING PROJECTS ░
IntellectEU offers financial integration and development services, among which use cases of blockchain integration. Based in New York but with offices in Belgium, Portugal, Mexico, and Ukraine, the company serves banks, fintech companies, corporations, service bureaus, vendors, and securities sectors.
IntellectEU will present its solution to the challenge of connecting distributed ledger networks with existing financial systems : Catalyst.
R3 is an enterprise blockchain firm with their own blockchain-based suite, Corda. They will be presenting Voltron, recently launched in collaboration with eight other banks, which aims to digitize trade finance documentation and greatly reduces transaction time.
░ GENERAL INFO ░
– Venue: Claridge Events, Chaussée de Louvain 24
– Drinks and Finger food included
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