Paolo Tasca

Executive director, Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University College London

Paolo Tasca is a digital economist specialising in P2P financial systems. He has been an advisor on blockchain technologies for international organisations such as the European Parliament and the United Nations; Tasca is founder and executive director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT). Previously, he was lead economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt. Tasca is also co-author of the bestseller “FINTECH Book”, co-editor of the book “Banking Beyond Banks and Money” and “Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledger Technology”, associate editor of the Journal of Risk Finance since 2016, guest editor of the Journal of Digital Banking since 2017. In 2018 he joined “Frontiers in Blockchain” as specialty chief editor for Fourth Industrial Revolution. Other recent appointments: vice-chair CompTIA Blockchain Advisory Council; Permanent Member of ISO TC 307 committee on standardisation of blockchain systems (ISO); Member of the DLT/1 technical committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI); Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University Law Futures Centre; Honorary Professor at Sogang Univsersity Blockchain Research Centre; Honorary Research Associate at University of Cape Town Financial Innovation Lab.