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"The Future of Financial Market Infrastructures" Webinar Series: A 2023 Recap and 2024 Continuation





In 2023, we launched a webinar series titled "The Future of Financial Market Infrastructures" aimed at exploring and demystifying the evolving world of finance through the lens of blockchain technology. The purpose of the series is to be a hub for thought leaders and experts in the field and to provide insights into the changes shaping the financial industry. We're thrilled to announce that this enlightening series will continue in 2024, offering more in-depth discussions and cutting-edge perspectives.


2023 Highlights and What's Ahead in 2024


Our 2023 series featured several standout sessions, including:


  • "Building the Global Payments Infrastructure of the Future with Blockchain" with Steffen Schacher, UDPN Lead at GFT, and Tim Bailey, VP of Global Business & Operations at Red Date Technology. This recording is a must-watch for those interested in the future of global payments and blockchain's role in it.




Steffen Schacher, UDPN Lead at GFT discusses the future of finance, recognizing the inevitable shift towards digital currencies, including regulated stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). 


📊 What this snippet covers: 


✅ The inevitable transition of money into digital formats. 

✅ The emergence and impact of various digital currencies, including stablecoins and CBDCs. 

✅ How digital currencies are addressing the challenges of traditional financial systems, such as slow cross-border transactions and the complexities of intermediary banks. 

✅ The potential for digital currencies to disrupt and revolutionize the current financial system.



  • "Enabling Real-Time Corporate Treasury for Banks with Blockchain" with Peter Munnings, Co-Founder and COO at Adhara, along with Marelize Kriel and Coenie Beyers, experts in cryptography and blockchain engineering. This session highlighted the transformative potential of blockchain in real-time corporate treasury operations for banks.




Marelize Kriel, Cryptographer and Blockchain Engineer at Adhara delves into the advanced use case of swapping assets across different blockchain platforms. 


She discusses two use cases: 

1) Payment versus Payment: exchanging dollars for pounds between two Ethereum chains, 

2) Delivery versus Payment: swapping securities for cash between Corda and Ethereum ledgers.


📊 What this snippet covers: 


✅ The leader-follower approach for executing secure and reliable transactions.

✅ The significance of interoperability between various blockchain networks like Ethereum and Corda. 

✅ Technical considerations for maintaining transaction determinism and legal compliance in blockchain exchanges.


Looking Ahead


As we continue this series in 2024, expect more in-depth explorations into topics like decentralized finance (DeFi), the evolving landscape of digital assets, interoperability, standardization, and much more. Each session aims to provide invaluable insights from leading experts and pioneers in the field.

Upcoming in January 2024:


  • January 10: "Unlocking Real-World Asset Tokenization with Blockchain" with Roberto Durscki, Senior Director of RWA Tokenization at the Stellar Development Foundation. This session will explore why major players like Franklin Templeton, ABN Amro, Wisdom Tree, and Circle are turning to Stellar for regulated tokenization ventures across stablecoins, funds, precious metals, and more.

  • January 25: "Empowering Interoperability in Tokenization with Decentralized Identity" featuring Claus Skaaning, CEO of DigiShares, and Sebastián Rodríguez, VP of Product at Polygon ID. This webinar will explore innovations in decentralized identity management, focusing on DigiShares and Polygon ID collaboration to develop the Decentralized ID for Tokenization (DITO) framework.



Stay in touch!


Stay tuned for more updates and registration details for our upcoming 2024 webinars. We're excited to keep offering a platform for knowledge exchange and thought leadership in the dynamic world of financial market infrastructures. Join us as we continue to navigate and shape the future of finance!


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