Industry Insights: Using Smart Contract Platforms Like Ethereum as Base Layer for Financial Products (Panel Discussion)

Industry Insights: Using Smart Contract Platforms Like Ethereum as Base Layer for Financial Products (Panel Discussion)

Using Smart Contract Platforms Like Ethereum as Base Layer for Financial Products (Panel Discussion)

The potential to automate complex procedures and cut costs led to an increase in the use of smart contract platforms like Ethereum as the foundation for financial applications. With the help of this strategy, decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, such as asset tokenization and peer-to-peer lending, can be developed and made available to anybody with an internet connection. Additionally, smart contracts make financial transactions more secure and transparent, making them a desirable alternative for individuals and companies.


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About the lecturers

Maximilian Bruckner is Head of Marketing & Sales at 21e6 Capital, a Swiss investment advisor, connecting professional investors with optimal crypto investment products. Backed by a highly experienced team of crypto and finance experts with in-depth knowledge of digital assets and DLT, 21e6 Capital created a unique strategy to achieve crypto-like returns while minimizing risk and volatility to global equity levels. Before, he worked as a Project Manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, among other jobs.

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Dr. Jan Rosam is Partner at EY and leads the Financial Services Capital Markets & Investment Banking Consulting practice in Germany. Additionally, Jan is responsible for EY's Financial Services Emerging Technology Consulting offerings around Cloud, Blockchain, and quantum computing in Germany. Jan has more than 15 years of experience within the Capital Markets / Investment banking / Technology sector and holds a Ph.D. in mathematics & computer science.

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Nils von Schoenaich-Carolath ist Managing Director Digital Assets at Bankhaus Scheich and Chief Revenue Officer at tradias. Bankhaus Scheich / Tradias provides the necessary infrastructure and services to enable all institutional investors to access the enormous potential of digital assets. The decades of accumulated knowledge of Bankhaus Scheich as one of the leading securities trading banks and market makers on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is now flowing into the FinTech arm Tradias. Bankhaus Scheich / Tradias already enables its customers to trade a variety of 100+ cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in a regulated environment and access a range of other digital asset services such as tokenization and asset management or borrowing/lending.

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Patrick Hansen works as Director for EU strategy & policy at Circle. This global financial technology firm 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. Before his work at Circle, Patrick gained Experience in different positions at several blockchain-related companies.

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Alexander Bechtel is Head of Digital Strategy at DWS Group. He has a Ph.D. at the University of St.Gallen, where he still holds a position as an external lecturer. Alexander regularly publishes articles, podcasts, and research on monetary policy and digital currencies. Before joining DWS, he worked as Head of Digital Asset & Currency Strategy at Deutsche Bank and as an external consultant at the European Central Bank.

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