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Paolo Tasca is a digital economist, who helps global corporations and institutions to redesign their business models in the digital age by providing compelling solutions backed by advanced technologies.

  • Fintech
  • P2P Economy
  • Digital Innovation
  • Blockchain
  • Assets and Risks
  • Asset Registry
  • Digital Currencies
  • Crowfunding
  • P2P Lending
  • Online Payments
  • Bitcoin
  • Application Stacks

Working Groups

British Standard Institution

Member DLT/1 Technical Committee

Definition of standards on Distributed Ledger Technologies


Permanent Member ISO TC/307

Standardisation of blockchain technologies and distributed ledger technologies

BARAC Project

Researcher Co-Investigator

Investigation of the feasibility of using blockchain technology for automating regulation and compliance.

Accord Project

Steering Committee Member

Techno-legal standards and open-source software tools for the future of smart legal contracting.


Member :: Blockchain Economics Working Group

International multidisciplinary collaborative research and development initiative for blockchain technologies

European Crowdfunding Network

Working Group Member 

Exploring Blockchain for Alternative Finance


DLT Working Group Member

Computing Technology Industry Association

Retail Blockchain Consortium

Governing Board Chair

Usage of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) within the retail value chain.

Swiss Innovation Lab

Member of the Advisory Board

Development and promotion of disruptive projects that have the potential to become important actors in the digital business.

IEEE Blockchain

Program Committee Member

IEEE Blockchain initiative (BCI), hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities.

Crypto Valley Blockchain

Organization Committee Member

Presentations and discussions on the state-of-the-art, latest advances and future of blockchain technology.


Academic Advisor

Offers developers and users of DLT a global forum to interact with regulators and policy makers and bring blockchain technology to the next stage.



Frontiers in Blockchain

Specialty Chief Editor 

Peer-reviewed research covering theory and applications of blockchain and blockchain-related technologies.

Journal of Digital Banking

Editorial Board Member

In-depth, peer-reviewed articles and case studies on FinTech innovation, digital disruption and customer-focused digital banking strategies.

Journal of Risk Finance

Guest Editor

High quality peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research articles, by both academic and industry experts, related to financial risks and risk management.

P2P Financial Systems International Workshop

Creator and Organising Committee Member

Major cross-sectoral platform for scholars, regulators and practitioners in Digital currencies and Blockchain technologies.


Blockchain is an institutional technology that will drive us towards a society with self-sustainable institutions run by algorithms where everything we do is recorded, tamper-proof, self-enforceable, and although anonymous, open and accessible to everybody. Very likely, in this future context authoritarian institutions will continue to loose legitimacy as more open, transparent systems will be able to provide a different version of the truth approved by whole community of citizens without having to rely on centralized forces.

Paolo Tasca for The Wall Street Journal


FintechInn Conference

On Security Tokens and Traditional Markets

November 2018

On Bitcoin and Digital Currencies

The digital progress and the networked economy have allowed the advent of brand-new currencies, created by private initiatives or by clusters of peers, that defy the current economic system and its financial structure.

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It refers to the automatic provision of user-driven financial services and markets by technology-enabled platforms that enhance user-engagement.

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Research on Assets and Risks

Asset management is a systematic process of deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively, while minimizing risks.

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The major threat I see so far is the lack of technology literacy: the lack of the ability to understand how blockchain works in the world. This can hamper the development and spread of the technology. So a more important educational effort is required to help blockchain becoming a mainstream technology used in different business processes.

Paolo Tasca for Bitcoin Magazine.