Paolo Tasca

Paolo Tasca (born 1976) is an Italian economist, researcher, public speaker, author and advisor. He is a Founding Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at the . He previously conducted early research on digital currencies at the . He is an advisor on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and P2P financial systems for various international organizations including the . Tasca is a co-author of The FINTECH Book and co-editor of the book Banking Beyond Banks and Money.



Tasca graduated in Politics and Economics () from the . He subsequently obtained a M.Sc in Economics and Finance from the before doing a in Business between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and .


After his post-doc research on at ETH Zurich, Tasca joined the Systemic Risk Centre at the . In 2014, he moved to Germany, where he pioneered a new research area on and at . While working at the Deutsche Bundesbank, he initiated the international workshop series , which is featuring its third edition in 2017. In 2016, he joined the University College London to build the Research Centre for Blockchain Technologies, an interdepartmental industry-oriented research center. Paolo Tasca presented his research at numerous conferences all over the world.


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