Paolo Tasca is a FinTech economist specialising in peer-to-peer financial systems. An adviser for different international organisations, including the EU Parliament on blockchain technologies, Paolo recently joined University College London as executive director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT). Prior to that, he was the P2P lead economist at Deutsche Bundesbank working on digital currencies and P2P lending. Paolo is co-author of “The FINTECH Book” and co-editor of the book “Banking Beyond Banks and Money”. He holds an MA in Politics and Economics from the University of Padua and an MSc in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari, Venice. Paolo completed his PhD studies in business between Ca’ Foscari Venice and ETH, Zürich.