Blockchain, Society and the Digital Pound

Wed Oct 04 2023 at 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Business School, The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh

Scottish Blockchain Meetup
Publisher/HostScottish Blockchain Meetup
Blockchain, Society and the Digital Pound
Interdisciplinary seminar on the Digital Pound and CBDS: Discussing banking, finance, & tech perspectives. Organized by Scottish Blockchain
About this Event

While many discussions about the Digital Pound and CBDS are highly specialized and confined to a single discipline, this interdisciplinary seminar aims to facilitate a dialogue that breaks free from silos and creates a holistic understanding of this multifaceted topic by combining perspectives from banking, finance and (blockchain) technology.

The aim to of the seminar is to envision a positive future and valuable use cases for the Digital Pound while bringing light to any risks. The banking aspect can explore the impact of the Digital Pound on banks, stability, consumer behaviour and the financial industry. Finance and economic aspects can analyse the impact on innovation, the UK’s competitiveness and wealth creation in society. The technical aspects relate to compliance, privacy, scalability, usability and off-line use cases, that already are in use in other countries.

There will be talks followed by networking, food and drinks. This event is organized by The Scottish Blockchain Meetup (, which has 2300 members and is part of the Scottish Fintech Festival organized by Fintech Scotland.

This event is sponsored by the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Confirmed Speakers:

* Prof. Aggelos Kiayias, FRSE, Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy at The University of Edinburgh

* Prof. Bill Buchanan, Professor of Applied Cryptography at Edinburgh Napier University

* Aishwary Gupta, Global Head of Payments & Fintech (remote)

* Dr Maciej Zurawski, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader, Musemantik & Redeem Technologies

More speakers will be confirmed


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Business School, The University of Edinburgh, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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