This workshop is designed to provide multi-stakeholders an environment for the understanding, exploration and discussion of distributed ledger technologies.
As permissionless blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms evolve and mature, there is an urgent need for multi-stakeholders to engage in their planning, development, roll-out, and operation, in order for innovation of a wide variety of financial applications to proliferate and become mainstream. Thus far it has been mainly developer & startup communities which are driving these protocols, platforms, and applications for this new era of computing. New standards and design patterns are evolving and need input from a variety of perspectives. There is a growing trend towards decentralized computing systems in which distributed ledger technologies are a fundamental component. These systems are designed to be global computing systems; they will likely form the basis of new financial services and businesses including a distributed Financial Market Infrastructure (dFMI).
These new financial services and businesses could bring huge benefit to the global financial system. However financial regulators, central banks, the BIS and IMF, while recognizing the potential of DLT systems, have been also keenly aware of the challenges in the adoption, and designing for the consumer protections required to balance usability, safety while supporting innovation.
While it is likely that G20 countries will be leading the design and development of these new infrastructures, all countries should be considered in the planning.
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus, Room 381 - 555 Seymour St., Vancouver
Doors open - 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Introductions and Overview – 9:00 am to 9:05 am
Robert Schwentker lecture: Security Token Offerings, CBDCs, Standards, Adoption – 9:05 am to 09:35 am
Robert Schwentkeri s a technologist and blockchain educator based in Silicon Valley. He recently designed & co-produced the UN Women Humanitarian-focused Blockchain Innovation Lab to explore how blockchain technologies may improve the efficiency and effectiveness of international assistance for women refugees. He has extensive training, startup relations, programming & systems experience at financial service organizations like PayPal, American Express & Citigroup. As Founding President of Blockchain University & DLT Education, Robert has educated over 2,000 entrepreneurs & intrepreneurs, and has worked with over 300 blockchain projects in the US, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore & Japan. He serves as adviser to several blockchain startups, and to the BSafe.network blockchain neutral research project for universities globally.
Yuta lecture: Implications on Regulation and Governance of Blockchain-based Finance - 9:35 am to 10:05 am
Yuta TAKANASHI is a Deputy Director for FIntech and Innovation at Japan Financial Services Agency and a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University (Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design (B-TED) research center and Center for Financial Markets and Policy). Currently he leads a project on the policy paper for governance mechanism of the blockchain based financial ecosystem. He is also contributing to the work related to decentralized financial technology at the Financial Stability Board. In the past, he managed research projects with private partners on privacy and traceability issues of blockchain based financial activities as well as on safety issues of financial transactions using blockchain technology. He gave talks at several conferences including Consensus 2019 and 4th DC Blockchain Summit.
Shin'ichiro Matsuo lecture: G20 Seminar: Blockchain Specific Outcomes, etc - 10:05 am to 10:45
Shin'ichiro Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security. He is working on maturing Blockchain technology from academia side. He founded BSafe.network, which is the neutral international research test network for Blockchain to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies. It is an international actual network with 24 international universities and acts as NSFNet for the Internet. He also founded CELLOS, the international consortium for security evaluation of cryptographic protocol and serves as the head of its technical working group for securing cryptographic protocol like TLS. Previously he served as the head of Japanese national body of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG2 for cryptographic techniques.
Break - 10:45 am to 11:00 am
Round table discussions with topics provided – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Round table conclusions and recap – 11:45 am to 12:00 pm
Wrap up– 12:00 pm