Does the Industry Need the Digital Programmable Euro? (Panel)

Does the Industry Need the Digital Programmable Euro? (Panel)

Industry Insights: Does the Industry Need the Digital Programmable Euro? (Panel)

With the recent development of cryptocurrencies, the call for digital currencies to be implemented into our real-world experiences arises. A digital currency only exists in digital form and has no physical attributes. They are either using cryptography to secure and verify transactions in a network (cryptocurrency), are unregulated currencies controlled by their developers or founding organization (virtual currency), or are issued by a central bank of a country (CBDCs). One example of the latter is the digital euro.

About the lecturers

Jonas Gross is Chairman of the Digital Euro Association (DEA), co-host of the German podcast "Bitcoin, Fiat, & Rock'n' Roll", and member of the expert panel of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum. Jonas is a project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His main research focus is central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, and cryptocurrencies.

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Heinz-Günter Lux focus is on applications of blockchain technology for traditional business processes in the B2B sector. His goal is to completely rethink business processes including financial transactions with the new possibilities of blockchain technology. He tests them in interaction with external business partners to gain experience. The focus is on the relevant data, its reliability, availability, and innovative use.

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Dr. Harry Behrens, the founder of Power & Mobility Ltd. and CTO of bloXmove, established and headed the Daimler Mobility Blockchain Factory until May 2021. He combined his experience in mobility, automotive finance, and Blockchain to design and build the Daimler Mobility Blockchain Platform. Through a spin-off, this software has now become Harry has been actively involving himself in Blockchain since 2013. Before starting his position as “Mr. Blockchain” for Daimler Mobility AG, he was Head of IT for Mobility and Digital Finance for Mercedes Benz Auto Finance China. He was also the interim CTO of car2go in China.

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Victor Ammer is a serial entrepreneur and investor focused on FinTech. Currently, he focuses on his new Startup "Trustody", a non-custodial (hardware) wallet and a payment provider for merchants. The competitive advantage lies especially in Web3 Applications. His experience includes senior management positions and board memberships of multi-billion valued technology companies and leadership positions in diverse investment firms with a focus on technology and emerging markets. He studied business law with a concentration on corporate finance and compliance at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and completed executive education courses at Said Business School, University of Oxford, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and others.

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Maximilian Forster is co-founder of CashOnLedger Technologies GmbH and CBO. In his previous role, he helped to build up the DLT and blockchain service offering of KPMG and Accenture and worked as a technology investment expert for Picus Capital. Furthermore, he has contributed to several publications including the Goethe University Frankfurt’s “Digital Banking Practical Handbook”, Bitkom’s Digital Euro on the blockchain as well as the WCLF Tax und IP Gesprächsband 2019.

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Seamus Donoghue is the Vice President of Sales & Business Development at METACO. Seamus has deep domain expertise in financial markets, commodities, wealth management, and the crypto & blockchain market structure, regulation, and technology.

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