Short Bio

Paolo Tasca is a FinTech economist specialising in P2P financial systems.
An advisor for different international organisations including the EU Parliament on blockchain technologies, Paolo recently joined the University College London as Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).  Prior to that, he has been a senior research economist at Deutsche Bundesbank working on digital currencies and P2P lending.
Paolo is the co-author of the bestseller “FINTECH Book” and the co-editor of the book “Banking Beyond Banks and Money”. He 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.

Other current appointments


  • 2007–2012 Ph.D, Business, Ca’ Foscari Univ. of Venice and ETH Zürich
  • 2006–2007 M.Sc., Economics and Finance, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • 2000–2005 M.A., Politics and EconomicsSumma cum laude, University of Padua, Italy
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