Banking 4.0 – The agenda of the first day: central bankers come to Bucharest to analyze the future of finance in the new era of digital money. Panels on CBDCs, stablecoins, DeFi and digital asset regulation.

17 mai 2022

The pilot edition of Banking 4.0, held on May 30 and 31, brings a new approach, with new hot topics and global players as partners. For the first time in Romania, central bankers will discuss the future of finance in the new era of digital money.

The organizers manage to bring a remarkable line-up of speakers.

AGENDA – BANKING 4.0 – SPRING EDITION – ATHENEE PALACE HILTON

Day one – May 30
08.30 – 09.00 Welcome & Registration

09.00 – 09.40 Keynote speech
CBDC Real life pilots and Learnings – Antony Welfare, European CBDC lead and Global Partnerships at Ripple

09.40 – 10.40 Panel one – CBDCs – the new era of digital money

Moderator: Mirela Ciobanu, senior editor The Paypers
Panelists:

Austėja Šostakaitė – Project Manager of digital euro at Bank of Lithuania
Daniel Eidan – Advisor and Solution Architect at Bank for International Settlements, Innovation Hub
Jean Bucur – Strategy Consultant – Cryptocurrency and Digital Currency Office at National Bank of Romania
Antony Welfare, European CBDC lead and Global Partnerships at Ripple

10.40 – 11.20 Keynote speech
Nicolas Kozakiewicz – Chief Innovation officer at Worldline

11.20 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.10 Keynote speech
CBDC – Implementing a platform for innovation – James Wallis, Vice President RippleX, Central Bank Engagements and CBDCs

12.10 – 12.50 Keynote speech – Financial Inclusion powered by blockchain

Jens Glaso – CEO of SPENN Technology

12.50 – 14.00 Panel two – DeFi – the future of finance / regulation of the digital assets

Moderator: Andrei Burz Pinzaru, Partner Deloitte Legal / Reff &Associates
Panelists:
Alfred Taudes – Founder of WU Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics and Scientific Head of Austrian Blockchain Center
Nicolas Kozakiewicz – Chief Innovation officer at Worldline
James Wallis, Vice President RippleX, Central Bank Engagements and CBDCs
Felix Crisan – Co-Founder & CTO / NETOPIA Payments – Head of Research for Elrond

17.00 – 20.30 NOCASH GALA, XXI Edition

The awards for excellence in the financial services and electronic payments industry. As we have become accustomed to in recent years, the organizers of the event will come with a „country premiere”. This time it is a competition of projects based exclusively on blockchain technology. Many of them are related to crypto.

20.30 – 22.00 Cocktail

The event is a hybrid one. For in person participation there are available only 180 seats at Athenee Palace Hilton. The attendance is „by invitation only”.

For the online audience, the organizers expect more than 2,000 viewers.

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Mihai Draghici – CEO PayByFace

„Dupa ce oamenii creeaza un cont PayByFace si au adaugat cardul, selfi-ul si PIN-ul, si au avut un pic de curaj sa se duca sa incerce, daca au incercat o data plata prin recunoastere faciala nu mai folosesc altceva (n.r. ca modalitate de plata). 80% dintre ei numai asta folosesc. Le place la nebunie.” 

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?