Panel Discussion: Blockchain in the Financial World – Revolution or Hype?

Innovation and new technologies are financed with the support of the capital market. Financial institutions also rely on digitization to improve their services. In this panel discussion, in cooperation with Brutkasten, we focus on the latest technological developments and their potential areas of use. Among others, we will explore the following questions: What advantages do new technologies bring for investors? What value do cryptocurrencies represent – are they an "asset class" or an object of speculation? What role do the established players play and what pilot projects are currently underway? 


Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Board Member OeKB, Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse
Alfred Taudes, Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business & researcher on crypto economics
Stefan W. Schmitz, Economist in Vienna


Sara Grasel, Editor-in-Chief Brutkasten

Video Summary of the Panel Talk (in German)

Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Board Member OeKB, Deputy Chairwoman Supervisory Board Wiener Börse

"The history of the stock exchange shows the great importance of new technology. But no matter what technology is used, there is a need for bodies that set the rules of the game, create legal certainty and monitor trading."

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