Paolo Tasca is a Digital Economist, an expert on digital innovation with salient expertise on Blockchain technologies and Complex Systems. 

We stand on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution, which will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. New technologies are dramatically transforming our economic systems, and our society in general, into something very different from what we were used to thinking about over the last few decades.

An advisor on digital transition and transformation for the industry, institutions and startups specialising on Fintech forms of new digital finance, like Bitcoin and digital currencies, powered by distributed ledger technologies


Support to executives and decision makers who look towards the digital evolution by providing crucial insight and breakthrough on research activities while contributing with training and education at all levels.

What the Internet did for information,

Blockchain is doing for money with

the Internet of value exchange.

Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, enables new forms of distributed software architecture to be developed where networks of unknown and potentially untrusted participants can establish agreements on shared states for decentralised and transactional data without the need of a central point of control or authority. From an ICT perspective, blockchain is a technology that allows to record ownership of on(off)-chain  assets and rights (obligations) arising from (smart) agreements. From an Institutional economics perspective, blockchain allows to design and establish new forms of decentralised governance structure for coordinating people and making economic transactions.

Blockchain owns the necessary preconditions to become more disruptive than the Internet. It is set to fundamentally transform our global socio-economic system. Allowing anonymous partners to transact securely without the need for a third party or central authority, the technology provides a basis for incorruptible, transparent records of transactions – from payments, to contracts, to voting, to medical information. In the short term Blockchain is projected to reap $110bn in cost saving for the financial industry by 2020, whilst in future it promises to establish unilateral pan-global access to legal and financial services, by fostering the creation of peer-to-peer economies.

News & Announcements
May 2020 in Completed Working Papers, Discussion Papers and Technical Report

REA, Triple-Entry Accounting and Blockchain: Converging Paths to Shared Ledger Systems

Authors: Tasca P., Ibanez J.I., Bayer C.N., Xu J. Source/Publisher: SSRN Publication Date: 2020 Download: In recent years, the concept of shared ledger systems offering a single source of…

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September 2019 in News

LUISS School of Law

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September 2019 in News

Blockchain Governance and the Risk of Collusion

1 September 2019 For many, the promise of blockchain lies in the idea of a truly open source platform, designed in such a way that it opens up the potential... Read More
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Keynote Speaker

FintechInn Conference

Interview for Bankera

Vilnius, November 2018