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Curious about the status on blockchain?

As a follow-up on our webinar last year on blockchain, we have now invited Dr. Omri Ross, eToro and eToroX Labs Denmark and Rune Christensen, Maker Foundation and MakerDAO to give us a status on blockchain.

Omri Ross will be providing an in-depth review of recent industrial and academic developments in decentralized finance. The presentation will open with a practical review of the stakeholder incentives and trade-execution mechanisms of ‘automated market maker protocols’ such as Uniswap, Curve and ‘decentralized lending protocols’ such as Compound and Aave. Having established a practical understanding of the mechanisms behind these innovative financial products, the presentation proceeds with an evaluation of the long-term implications for financial services with an emphasis on trade execution, transparency, and regulation.

Rune Christensen walks us through MakerDAO’s model for collateralizing the DAI stablecoin and how the decentralized project is rebuilding core financial infrastructure with a focus on inclusion, transparency, and positive impact.

After both presentations we will have a moderated debate between the two speakers, with the possibility of questions from the participants.


10:00 Welcome and presentation of today’s program
Lars Stage Thomsen, Managing Director, Visigon
10:05 Towards The Future of Finance: Automation, Transparency, and Decentralization
Dr. Omri Ross, Chief Blockchain Scientist at eToro and Managing Director at eToroX Labs Denmark
Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
10:30 A Currency Backed by Windmills
Rune Christensen, CEO Maker Foundation & Co-Founder of MakerDAO
10:55 Moderated debate and questions from participants

Lars Stage Thomsen, Managing Director, Visigon

David Grundy, Group Head of Blockchain/DLT and Crypto, Danske Bank

11:15 Concluding remarks and thank you for today


Omri Ross
eToro, eToroX Labs Denmark and University of Copenhagen

Dr. Omri Ross is the Chief Blockchain Scientist at the multi-national brokerage and social trading platform, eToro Group. He leads multiple cross-organizational initiatives as part of the Groups blockchain strategy, including staking, DeFi and the tokenization of assets. He is a preeminent scholar in the field of financial technology, publishing frequently on the application and implications of blockchain technology in premier conferences and journals. Omri completed his PhD in financial mathematics at the University of Cambridge and serves as Associate Professor of Financial Technologies at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, where he leads the Financial Transparency Group.

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Rune Christensen

Rune Christensen is Chief Executive Officer of the Maker Foundation and Co-founder of MakerDAO. The Maker Foundation is the organization facilitating the development of MakerDAO. MakerDAO governs the Maker Protocol and Dai, the world’s first decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai mitigates volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts called the Maker Protocol, and through decentralized community governance.

Since 2015, Christensen has focused on establishing the vision and structure of MakerDAO and the economic foundations of the Dai stablecoin. Previously, he served as co-founder of Try China, a company providing international recruiting. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and International Business at the Copenhagen Business School.

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CFA PL credits

If you are a CFA Institute member, you are eligible to record 1.25 PL credits hours for your participation in this meeting


3. June 2021
10:00 - 11:20
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