Digital Euro - Opportunities, Challenges and Outlook (Panel Discussion)

Digital Euro - Opportunities, Challenges and Outlook (Panel Discussion)

Industry Insights: Status Quo of Digital Euro - Opportunities, Challenges and Outlook (Panel Discussion)

The digital euro is being discussed worldwide by central banks, such as the ECB, but the status quo of the digital euro was also discussed in the panel discussion at the Crypto Asset Conference. What are the opportunities, challenges, and outlooks? The digital euro is viewed from various perspectives, such as the technological and the geopolitical side – our panelist share exclusive insights.


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About the lecturer

Tamara Ferreira Schmidt is the executive director of the Digital Euro Association (DEA). She is specializing in Financial Engineering, Capital Markets, and Derivatives with over 15 years of experience. Furthermore, she functions as a consultant and creator of personalized content about investments, startups, innovation, digital currencies, and blockchain, and has already lectured at Brazil-Germany Fintech eTour, TEDx KanzlerPark, Web 3.0 Disruptors Week, among other events.

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Dr. Agata Ferreira is an international lawyer specializing in tech law, with a specific focus on blockchain. She is currently a Chief Legal Officer for Agata obtained Ph.D. in law from ESADE, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, and pursued legal education and a legal professional career in a number of jurisdictions, in common and continental legal systems, including Poland, the UK, Spain, and Portugal. She is also an author, academic, and scholar.

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Dr. Joachim Schwerin is the Principal Economist in the unit responsible for the Digital Transformation of Industry within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission. He is responsible for developing the policy approach of DG GROW towards the Token Economy and Distributed-Ledger Technologies as well as their applications for industry and SMEs. Moreover, he coordinates initiatives in the Digital Ecosystem to foster the development of digital skills. Joachim holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Dresden University of Technology and was Post-Doc Research Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Jonas Gross is Chairman of the Digital Euro Association (DEA) and Head of Digital Assets and Currencies at etonec. Jonas holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His main fields of interest are central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, cryptocurrencies, and monetary policy. Further, Jonas is co-host of the German podcast "Bitcoin, Fiat, & Rock'n' Roll" and a member of the expert panel of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum.

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Dr. Klaus Alfert is a distinguished consultant at Zühlke. He has been advising companies for more than 10 years on how to improve their SW architectures and development processes and methods. He puts special emphasis on good complexity management and high productivity. As a former CTO, Klaus has a keen interest in innovative technologies such as DLT.

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Patrick Hansen works as Director for EU Strategy & Policy at Circle, a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce, and financial applications worldwide. Furthermore, Circle is also the principal operator of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing, regulated, and fully reserved dollar digital currency. USDC now stands at more than 45 billion and has supported about $1.4 trillion in transactions over the past year. Prior to his work at Circle, Patrick gained Experience in different positions at several blockchain-related companies.

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