SUMMARY AND KEY TAKEAWAYSBlockchain, for all its discourse, is still perceived by many as merely the underlying technology that enables the existence of cryptocurrency. Since its inception, industry professionals and corporations large and small have been working hard to incorporate blockchain into their operations to bolster their businesses. 2022, in particular, was a breakthrough year in blockchain adoption in finance - numerous central banks and hundred-year-old banks are, for the first time, developing and using elements of blockchain infrastructure to support CBDC and financial instruments.
ABOUT OUR GUESTA highly regarded voice on all things crypto and FinTech, Oriol is a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as well as an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hong Kong’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL). He also works as a board director, Secretary General and co-leader of the Financial Inclusion and CBDCs Working Groups at the Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum, and as chairman of the Private Digital Euro Working Group at the Digital Euro Association (D€A). Furthermore, he has published articles and been cited by international media outlets such as Reuters, Forbes Middle East, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Outlook India, China Daily, Asian Investor, Forkast News, and Cointelegraph. In addition, for the past year, he has hosted “The Digital Tomorrow” podcast. Oriol is also a well-known international speaker: he was named Asian FinTech Speaker of the Year (2021) by FASTER Community and has participated in over 150 international conferences since 2020, talking about CBDCs, DeFi, the Metaverse, AI and the use of Blockchain in several industries, such as banking in general and also Islamic banking and finance.
Guest:Dr. Oriol Caudevilla
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