Payments in the era of cryptocurrencies and new technologies
The existing monetary system is being challenged by new players and, not least, new technology.
What should we expect from the future payment market and how should companies and citizens prepare for it.
Danmarks Nationalbank (Central Bank of Denmark) will give their views on payments and stability and ARYZE, a Danish startup, will explain their vision of a new digital e-kroner.
R3, a consortium of international banks, will share their strategy for cash and payments strategy and how the financial services community is envisioning the future.
15.30 Welcoming remarks
15.40 Rasmus Westerlin, Danmarks Nationalbank (Central Bank of Denmark): Payment and stability in the context of new technologies
16.10 Jack Nikogosian “Bitcoin Jack”, ARYZE: eKR – The Danish Stable Coin
16.40 David Nicol, R3: New opportunities for cash and payments
17.10 Questions and discussion
17.30 – 18.00 Networking
Jack Nikogosian,’Bitcoin Jack’, ARYZE
Jack Nikogosian is a Danish blockchain expert with a vast knowledge of the cryptocurrency space. In 2015 he became internationally known as Bitcoin Jack after paying solely with Bitcoin for an entire month.
Professionally, he has worked with major players in the Danish crypto/payments arena. With a vision of making payments faster, cheaper and smarter he has founded his own fintech company with global ambitions. ARYZE is the creator of the Danish, tokenized stable-coin, eKR (electronic Kroner).
Rasmus Westerlin, Danmarks Nationalbank
In his role as a supervisor in Danmarks Nationalbank’s Financial Stability Department, Rasmus is responsible for overseeing securities settlement system in Denmark and abroad. With particular focus on financial stability and cyber robustness, Rasmus also follows the development of new technologies – including distributed ledger and blockchain technology. Rasmus Westerlin is an economics graduate from University of Copenhagen and he has more than 10 years of professional experience from the financial sector.
David Nicol, R3
David Nicol is a Delivery Lead at R3, responsible for supporting business network creation and distributed application development. He currently focuses on cash & payments strategy, working with banks and corporates to deliver a stable, fungible medium of exchange on Corda. Before R3, David was a Product Manager in IBM’s Watson Commerce division, working on software products in payments and fulfilment. He previously spent two years growing payments business units from M&A and research. David started his career in management consulting, focusing on emerging markets. He graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.