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22 mai 2023


08.45 – 09.10 registration & coffee

09.10 – 09.15 Welcome speech – Stefan Gergely – Head of Growth Veridion, the MC of the event
09.15 – 09.45 Fiseside chat
Sebastian Burduja – Minister of the MINISTRY OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DIGITALIZATION is talking to Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Partner Deloitte Legal Romania – „Regulating emerging technologies: protect without stifling innovation”.

09.45 – 10.35 panel 1 – Markets in Crypto Assets regulation – MiCA
„Regulation is the way to mass adoption”
Elizaveta Palaznic – independent MiCA expert
Ludmila Andreeva-Paskov – Policy Officer: Digital Finance Unit – European Commission Directorate General for Financial Stability (online)
Raluca Micu – Head of Payments Oversight Division at National Bank of Romania
ASF – Tudor Doman – Head of Strategy at Financial Supervisory Authority
Alex Stanescu – Partner at SLV Legal
Moderator: Andrei Burz Pinzaru – partner at Deloitte Legal Romania / Reff & Associates

10.35 – 11.10 Keynote speech (online)
Yoav Soffer – CBDC project manager at Bank of Israel

Subject – The Icebreaker project
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the central banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden have concluded Project Icebreaker, which studied the potential benefits and challenges of using retail central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in international payments.
A collaboration between the BIS Innovation Hub Nordic Centre, Bank of Israel, Norges Bank, and Sveriges Riksbank, the project tested the technical feasibility of conducting cross-border and cross-currency transactions between different experimental retail CBDC systems.

11.10 – 12.00 panel 2 – Te digital future of public money – CBDCs
Nic Balaceanu – moderator, board member Rofin.Tech

Andrei Radulescu – Director, macroeconomic research (analysis and forecasting) at Banca Transilvania
Yoav Soffer – CBDC project manager at Bank of Israel
Felix Crisan – Co-founder Netopia

12.00 – 12.20 Coffee break

12.20 – 12.35 – Ioana Frincu, technology strategist
Case study presentation – Yield agregator

12.35 – 13.20
panel 3 – digital identity in web 3

Moderator – Nic Balaceanu – Co-Founder of Sunt.io

Augustin Jianu – certME, product owner
Nils Andersen Roed – Deputy Head of Financial Crime at Binance
Andrzej Dominiak – Chief Technology Officer – Banca Transilvania

13.20 – 14.20 Pause / Lunch break


14.20 – 14.40 Case study – Worldline – New shopping mall in Decentraland (metaverse)
With a shopping mall as a white-label solution, it is possible for companies in all industries worldwide to create an initial presence in the Metaverse. Worldline has welcomed 9 stores – a mix of banks, merchants, service providers and partners.
14.40 – 15.00 Keynote speech – Artem Fedorov – VISA
Crypto narrative in global payments
Uncovering the role of crypto in global payments, touching the global & European trends, and role & vision that Visa has to play in this emerging ecosystem

15.00 – 15.20 Keynote speech – Antony Welfare, CBDC strategic advisor at Ripple Labs – how Ripple CBDC platform powers real world asset adoption

15.20 – 16.05 panel 4 – trading – What’s next for the crypto market?
Ilie Puscas – Country manager Binance Romania
Konstantinos Adamos – Lead Legal Counsel at Revolut (online)
Marius Morra – Co-founder Tokero
Mihnea Blidaru – Owner CryptoAlphas / trader
Madalin Muraretiu – Co-founder Coinsiglieri

Moderator – Cornel Fratica, COO Metaventis

16.05 – 16.25 Coffee Break

16.25 – 17.15 panel 5 – NFT & metaverse, utility creates (investment ) opportunities
Adrian Stratulat – CEO Clapart
Mihai Daniel Eremia – CEO XOXNO (tbc – online)
Sergiu Draganus – ludo.com
Victor Vevera – Director general ICI
Moderator – Endi Ungureanu, CEO and co-founder Metaventis

17.15 – 18.00 Panel 6 – How do you build and recognize a successful web 3.0 project
Ioana Frincu – Technology strategist
Alex Arghirescu – Chief Marketing Officer IXFI
Paige Soponar – Co-Fonder & COO at The Connecter
Alexandru Carbunariu – Project & Marketing Advisor at Banksters
Tudor Coman – CEO of ChainAtlas
Alexandru Macovei – Herity Network

18.00 – 18.40 panel 6 – Taxation in crypto space
Flavius Jakubowicz – co-founder of Jasill
Elena Sighinaș – Tax Director Accace România
Moderator – Sergiu Traian Vasilescu, Managing Partner VD Law Group

18.40 – 19.00 Pause

19.15 – 20.30 WEB 3 START-UP PITCH
Web 3.0 project competition

20.30 – Cocktail

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Anders Olofsson – former Head of Payments Finastra

Banking 4.0 – „how was the experience for you”

So many people are coming here to Bucharest, people that I see and interact on linkedin and now I get the change to meet them in person. It was like being to the Football World Cup but this was the World Cup on linkedin in payments and open banking.”

Many more interesting quotes in the video below:


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?