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[London, UK] P2PFISY – The P2P Financial Systems International Workshop

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

£175 - £980

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The P2P Financial Systems International Workshop is the major cross-sectoral platform bringing together scholars, regulators and practitioners interested in P2P economics. The aim is to trigger debate and bridge the gap between academics, technologists, policy makers, regulators and FinTech experts addressing questions of practical importance on:Digital currencies and Blockchain technologies, P2P lending and Crowdfunding, Digital Money Transfer, Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments.

Over the last few years, this event has been legitimised and recognised across Europe as an annual high-level meeting, where views and innovative insights on how the P2P revolution is reshaping both the financial sector and the financial services eco-system are shared.

The Workshop is devoted to research topics from the scientific community as well as evidences from industry and policy-making case studies. It also features panel discussions for participants from academia, industry and financial regulatory bodies to share their views on the major threats and opportunities related to the emerging disruptive forms of new digital finance.

How will technological developments like fintech and digital money shape the future financial system?

Critics claim that it will be ruled by peer-to-peer systems. Undoubtedly, our society is rapidly evolving toward a less capital-intensive economy of ubiquitous on-demand shared assets and services. Technology-enabled platforms driven by computer-based and network-based ICTs allow for a peer-to-peer exchange of information and value without intermediaries.

What opportunities and potential risks do such peer-to-peer innovation involve?

Despite the implementation of a series of reforms, including the introduction of regulatory sandboxes, the question whether the current financial disintermediation is fit for the future remains unanswered. The perspectives chosen by this workshop to face such controversial themes are probably to be considered as the keystone to evaluate not simply advantages and disadvantages but also present and future challenges that these new technologies are placing.

Digital currencies and blockchain technologies, P2P lending and crowdfunding, digital money transfer, mobile banking and mobile payments represent the core of this innovation and the topics of the P2PFISY Workshop


July 20 @ 8:00 am
July 21 @ 5:00 pm
£175 - £980
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