Paolo Tasca is a FinTech economist specialising in P2P financial systems. An advisor on blockchain technologies for different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations, Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London.

Previously, he was Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt. Paolo is the co-author of the bestseller FINTECH Book and the co-editor of the book Banking Beyond Banks and Money. In addition, he is author of various scientific papers about blockchain, which have been published by prestigious international scientific journals, such as the Harvard Business Review. As Executive Director of the UCL CBT, Paolo is also directly involved in various research projects concerning different application fields of blockchain technologies. Among them, the BARAC Project (Blockchain Technology for Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance) supported by EPSRC, and the P2P-IoET Project (The Internet of Energy Things: Supporting peer-to-peer energy trading and demand side management through blockchains) supported by Lloyds Register Foundation.

Dr Tasca holds an M.A in Politics and Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Padua and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari, Venice. He did his PhD studies in Business between Ca’ Foscari Venice and ETH, Zürich. His doctoral dissertation on systemic risk in financial markets was subsidized by the Swiss National Science Foundation with more than 500.000 €.

Other current appointments are: Permanent Member of ISO TC 307 committee on standardisation of blockchain systems at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); Member of the DLT/1 technical committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI); Honorary Research Associate at Univeristy of Cape Town Financial Innovation Lab; Honorary Research Associate of CFS at Goethe University; Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics; Research Associate of the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Internet et Société; Senior Advisor of the Beihang Blockchain & Digital Society Laboratory in Beijing; Board member of the Cyprus Blockchain Innovation Centre.

Bookings and contact

Available for corporate advisory, keynotes, press contributions, and research projects.

Management

UCL CBT

The Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London is one of the most actives research hubs on the impact of P2P network systems, cryptocurrencies and new finance.

Corporate

Advisory services

A wide range of services on technology, finance and regulation, customised for the specific needs of the industry, of the corporate world or of the startup ecosystem..

Academic

Research

It is spread on different types of analysis and formats, ranging from academic papers to media mentions, from lectures to institutionally funded projects.

Advisory services

Fintech innovation for businesses, institutions and startups

With proficiency and experience in corporate consultancy, his ideas on innovation can make an impact in those seeking not only to understand but to thrive in the new and only digital financial world.

Main services
  • In-House Training Programs
  • Strategy and Development
  • Legal and Regulation
  • Mentorship for Startups
  • Financial digital innovation
  • Thought leadership
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Executive management

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, UCL-CBT

He is the Executive Director of this world-leading research hub with an industry focus. Based in University College London, it is committed to understand the impact of Blockchain technologies in our socio-economic systems, while promoting the development and adoption of Blockchain-based platforms.

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Research

Academic and institutional work on P2P financial systems

Dr. Tasca participates in several research projects and is usually involved in the writing and promotion of scientific papers, journals, chapter in books and lectures about digital innovation, P2P financial systems and Fintech.

Fields of expertise

Technology

80%

Business

95%

Regulation

85%
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Paolo Tasca travels the world with speaking engagements in financial global events and custom keynotes about P2P technologies and their impact on society.

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Bookings and contact

Available for corporate advisory, keynotes, press contributions, and research projects.

I believe that blockchain can open the way to an authentic sharing economy where end-users are the only beneficiaries of the market value generated by the platforms. Blockchain will bring us from centralised to decentralised platforms. The platforms will be directly controlled by the end users, censorship resistant, flexible and scalable.

— Paolo Tasca

Some of the institutions and media that have sought advice, expertise and insights from Dr. Tasca:
Current appointments
  • Research Fellow of SAFE’s Macro Finance area at CFS of Goethe University
  • Research Associate at the London School of Economics
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University College London
  • Research Associate at the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Internet et Société
  • Senior Advisor of the Beijing Blockchain&Digital Society Laboratory
  • Research Associate at University of Cape Town Financial Innovation Lab 
Education
  • 2007-2012 Ph.D, Business, Ca’Foscari University of Venice and ETH Zürich
  • 2006-2007 M.Sc., Economics and Finance, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • 2000-2005 M.A., Politics and Economics, Summa cum laude, University of Padua, Italy