Published on: March 24th, 2022 • Duration: 56 minutes
Dr. Fabian Schär, Professor for Distributed Ledger Technologies and Fintech and the Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel, is a heavyweight when it comes to the academic study of cryptocurrency. His research has been published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, among other distinguished outlets. Dr. Schär shares with Mathias Imbach, co-founder and CEO of Sygnum Bank, his deep knowledge derived from exhaustive research into blockchain technology and DeFi protocols. Dr. Schär sees a major migration of DeFi protocols to Layer 2 blockchains on the horizon as well as an expansion of the current utilization of the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) structure. Although NFTs and the metaverse are in a price bubble, Dr. Schär believes their potential is just beginning to be unlocked. A consultant for several financial regulatory bodies, Dr. Schär also offers compelling insight on potential hiccups with regard to coming legislation. Recorded on March 17, 2022.