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Joint Fall Conference 2016 of E-Finance Lab and DZ BANK

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The E-Finance Lab and DZ BANK cordially invite you to the 2016 Fall Conference. The event will be held on September 1st, 2016, at Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt and is organized by Prof. Dr. König and his team (layer 1). Participants have the chance to discuss the topic of "Blockchain: Technology, Legal and Regulation, and Application in the Finance Realm” with speakers from science and practice.

In this context, we are proud to announce Gerd Ruecker, Head of Innovation and New Technologies at Deutsche Boerse and Prof. Roman Beck, IT University Copenhagen among others as our keynote speakers.

We sincerely invite participants to take part of the discussions on the issues and consequences of the potentially disruptive blockchain technology for the financial market, as well as on emerging solutions and future applications. Reflecting the four views of financial industry, regulation, service providers and academia, the conference comprises a series of 20-minutes presentations of international specialists.

As always, the participation is free of charge.

Conference Details

Date & Time: Thursday, September 1st, 2016; 14:00 - 19:45 (registration from 13:30), subsequent Get Together
Venue: Goethe University Frankfurt, Campus Westend, Casino
Address: Nina-Rubenstein-Weg 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (see directions to the conference venue)

(former address: Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main)

For inquiries, please contact our organizing team.

Registration

Online registration is closed.

Agenda Pre-Conference Program*

Time

 

Agenda Item

11:30-12:00

 

Early Registration

12:00-13:30

Pre-Conference Tutorial on Fundamentals of Blockchain and Bitcoin Technology

Prof. Dr. Nils Bertschinger, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt
[slides] [video]
Florian Glaser, E-Finance Lab, Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

Agenda Conference Program*

Time

 

Agenda Item

13:30-14:00

 

Registration and Coffee

14:00-14:15

Welcome

Vice President Prof. Dr. Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
[video]

14:15-14:30

Preface

Dr. Thomas Schäfer, Minister of Finance, State of Hessen
[video]

14:30-14:40

Joint Introduction to Conference Topics

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koenig, Chair of E-Finance Lab

Thomas Ullrich, Member of the Board, DZ BANK, Frankfurt
[video]

14:40-15:00

State of the Art of the Blockchain Technology

Oliver Gahr, IBM Germany Lab, Böblingen
[slides] [video]

15:00-15:20

Blockchain: Technology for Banks or Transcations without Banks?

Dr. Udo Milkau, DZ BANK, Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

15:20-15:40

State-Networks: Solving the Scalability, Finality & Privacy Issues of Blockchains                     

Florian Glaser, Brainbot, Mainz

15:40-16:00

The Legal Framework of Applying Blockchains – in Germany and in Europe                      

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Helmut Siekmann, Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS), Frankfurt

Benjamin Beck, Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS), Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-16:50

Regulatory Implications of Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology

Klaus Löber, European Central Bank, Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

16:50-17:10

Blockchain and the Emergence of the Trust-Less Economy

Prof. Dr. Roman Beck, IT University, Copenhagen

17:10-17:30

Blockchain Application in Exchanges

Gerd Ruecker, Deutsche Boerse, Eschborn

17:30-18:00

Coffee Break

18:00-18:15

Identifier Verification: Evaluation of Blockchain and Alternative Technologies

Stephan Wolf, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, Basel/Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

18:15-18:30

Using Blockchain for Digital Identifiers: Improving Data Security and Persistance for  Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 

Dr. Mirek Sopek,  MakoLab, Lodz, Poland, and Chemical Semantics, Gainesville, Florida, US
[slides] [video]

18:30-18:45

Digital, Blockchain and beyond: Transforming Financial Services

Paula Roels, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt
[slides] [video]

18:45-19:45

Get Together

We invite the participants for a dinner in the foyer of the Festsaal

19:45

End of Conference

 

*Version August 29th, 2016