8.30

Registration

9.00

Welcome
Prof. Christian Schwarzenegger, University of Zurich, Vice President

9.15

Why are Central Banks interested in Blockchain?
Prof. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht / Dr. Hans Kuhn

Session 1:  Central Bank Money on the Blockchain (Chair: Dr. Hans Kuhn)

9.30

Central Bank Digital Currencies – a Case Study
Björn Segendorff, Ph.D., Sveriges Riksbank, Stockholm

10.00

Central Bank Digital Currencies – Models and Implications for Payment Infrastructures
Dr. Klaus Löber, European Central Bank, Frankfurt a.M.

10.30

From the Emergent Centralisation of Bitcoin to the Limits of Blockchain-based Systems
Prof. Claudio Tessone, University of Zurich

11.20

Central Bank Digital Currencies – A Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Perspective
Prof. Dirk Niepelt, University of Bern and Swiss National Bank’s Study Center Gerzensee

11.50

Central Bank Digital Currencies – An Outline of Legal Issues
Prof. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht, Kalaidos Law School University of Applied Sciences and PD at University of Zurich

12.20

Lunch break

Session 2:  Securities on the Blockchain (Chair: Prof. Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht)

13.30

Use Cases and Market View (20 minutes each, followed by Q&A)

Blockchain Activities of the Deutsche Börse Group
Dr. Alexandra Hachmeister, Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt a.M.

The OTC Swiss Blockchain Project
Roman Bischoff, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich

UBS Utility Settlement Coin
Beat Bannwart, UBS, Zurich

End-to-End Automation of Financial Securities
Vic Arulchandran, COO, Nivaura, London

15.30

Regulation
Andreas Glarner, MME Attorneys, Zurich

16.00

Property and Insolvency Law
Prof. Philipp Paech, London School of Economics, London

16.30

Conflict of Laws – Law and Regulation Applicable to Securities on the Blockchain
Dr. Hans Kuhn, University of Lucerne, Zurich

17.00

End of Symposium