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What role could decentralized technologies play in the future of our society?

This meetup focuses on decentralization in all its different aspects.

The question above resides at the heart of Dezentrum.
Dezentrum acts as a hands-on think tank, hub, and enabler for a decentralized future. In the role as a co-founding party of the Blockchain Hub «Trust Square», the initiators work closely with academic partners as well as with companies from the private sector.
Presently the discourse about Blockchain is heavily dominated by the technology and financial industry. With its interdisciplinary approach, the Dezentrum is broadening the discourse by social sciences as well as humanistic and artistic disciplines. Co-producing studies, pilot projects and showcases, the Dezentrum actively participates in shaping the future of our society in the decentralized era.

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Blockchain in the Finance Industry

Online event

Prof. Monica Singer, University of Johannesburg's Blockchain specialised Accounting Professor, will firstly highlight how the Blockchain technology will impact the accounting profession. Secondly, she will talk about the new image of money, including stable coins, and what role central bank digital currencies and crypto currencies play. Lastly, digital assets and their impact on financial markets will be discussed.

Prof. Singer was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998 until she resigned in August 2017. In October 2017, she was appointed as South Africa Lead for ConsenSys, being the biggest blockchain company in the world. Monica lives in Cape Town and works remotely. Currently, she is board member of SAICA, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and board member of the ABD, the Accounting Blockchain Coalition. In addition to that she is professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg specialising in blockchain for the accounting and auditing profession.
In past, she worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange [masked]) and the Work Bank in Washington DC [masked]) and was Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants [masked]). Prof. Singer has been recognised over the last 20 years with many awards, the most notable being the first winner of the Conscious Company award in South Africa in 2017.

18:00 - 18:05 Welcome by UZH Blockchain Center
18:05 - 19:00 Lecture by Professors Weber, Dell'Erba and Çağlayan Aksoy
19:00 - 19:30 Q&A Session
19:30 - 20:00 e-Apéro

We are looking forward to welcoming Prof. Singer and all of you!

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Smart Contracts: Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Frameworks

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