Paolo Tasca is a Digital economist specialising in P2P financial systems. He has been 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.

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


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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Academic and institutional work on P2P financial systems

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Current Professional Appointments
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  • In-House Training Programs
  • Strategy and Development
  • Legal and Regulation
  • Mentorship for Startups
  • Financial digital innovation
  • Thought leadership
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Education & Previous Appointments
  • 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
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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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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