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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 & Editorial

British Standard Institution

Member DLT/1 Technical Committee

Member of the DLT/1 Technical Committee in BSI aiming to defining technical standards on Distributed Ledger Technologies


Permanent Member ISO TC/307

Standardisation of blockchain technologies and distributed ledger technologies

BARAC Project

Researcher Co-Investigator

Blockchain technology for Algorithmic Regulation And Compliance (BARAC) investigates 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 and a coalition of the leading academic research institutions from around the world, providing neutral, fact-based blockchain research.

Journal of Digital Banking

Editorial Board Member

The major new professional journal publishing in-depth, peer-reviewed articles and case studies on FinTech innovation, digital disruption and how to develop a profitable, customer-focused digital banking strategy.

Journal of Risk Finance

Guest Editor

The JRF provides a rigorous forum for the publication of high quality peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research articles, by both academic and industry experts, related to financial risks and risk management.

IEEE Blockchain

Program Committee Member

The IEEE Future Directions Committee, represented by the societies of the IEEE, has approved the formation of the IEEE Blockchain initiative (BCI) which is the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities.

P2P Financial Systems International Workshop

Creator and Organising Committee Member

The major cross-sectoral platform bringing together scholars, regulators and practitioners interested in Digital currencies and Blockchain technologies, P2P lending and Crowdfunding, Digital Money Transfer, Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments.



Swiss Innovation Lab

Member of the Advisory Board

Innovation lab which develops and promotes disruptive projects that have the potential to become important actors in the digital business.




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


Bitcoin Wednesday

On The Cryptocurrency Market

December 2015

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.

Paolo Tasca is a digital economist, an advisor on emerging disruptive forms of new digital finance.

Bookings and contact

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