2020 Dec 03

Digital Money on Blockchains

Boston University is proud to present to the alumni community a timely discussion with Sveinn Valfells, Ph.D. (GRS’93, ’97), a financial technology entrepreneur, and Co-Founder and CEO of Monerium, an Iceland-based company founded in 2015 with the mission of making digital currency accessible, secure, and simple to transact. Mr Valfells, will be interviewed by Mark T. Williams, a Finance Faculty Member, (Questrom’93), and past recipient of the James E. Freeman Lecturer in Management Chair. Williams teaches a graduate level FinTech course, is the faculty advisor to the BU FinTech Club and has provided congressional testimony on cryptocurrencies.

Monerium was founded by Valfells and a group of repeat entrepreneurs with experience ranging from central banking to global web services. Their shared belief was that the global financial system required rebuilding, and that blockchains, e-money, and cryptocurrency play a foundational role in making finance more efficient and reliable. Monerium became the first electronic money institution with regulatory approval to provide fiat payment services on a blockchain. This platform is used throughout Europe.

Many timely topics will be discussed such as the future of digital currencies, the role of blockchain and how it will impact the global financial systems and services offered to average consumers.

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