5 November 2021
Blockchain can streamline banking and lending services, reducing counterparty risk, and decreasing issuance and settlement times. It allows: Authenticated documentation and KYC/AML data, reducing operational risks and enabling real-time verification of financial documents.In this session, we will cover a basic introduction to blockchain and introduce participants to the smart-contract based world of decentralized finance. We will discuss different applications of blockchain in finance like borrowing/lending, exchanges, tokenization and asset management applications. We will also introduce concepts like stable coins, governance tokens, staking and slashing as well as yield farming and briefly look at the main benefits and challenges for this technology and its increasing application in financial services. The speaker will take questions from the audience at the end of his presentation.
Attendees will be awarded 1 hour (non-core) CPD
(Certificate of Attendance will be issued 5 working days after the event)
DID: 6305 5690
Founder, Lightbulb Capital
Daniel Liebau (Dan) is the founder of Singapore and Hong Kong based Lightbulb Capital. The firm was founded in 2014 to help realise the potential of innovation and emerging technologies to transform financial services. It advises fintech and blockchain start-ups, deliver innovation education programmes and research for corporate companies and universities.
Dan is also appointed affiliate faculty of SMU where he teaches FinTech, blockchain and digital assets as well as DeFi. He is also a lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management's Executive Education arm. Previously, Dan was a visiting professor at IE business school in its top-ranked Master in Finance programme, where he received the teaching excellence award. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars on innovation in financial services and his work has been accepted for publication in and outside of academia (e.g. MIT Press, Wiley, etc.).
Before starting the firm, Dan was Chief Operating Officer (COO), board member and one of two Executive Directors of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited, a MAS capital markets services license holder for dealing in financial products. He was previously also the IT Head of HSBC's investment bank in Singapore and Japan. Since 1999, Dan is involved in investment banking technology, at UBS in both Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in both Singapore and Tokyo, as well as Close Brothers in Frankfurt, his hometown.
He is also working towards his PhD within the Finance department of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research explores effects of blockchain and AI on financial markets. Previously he graduated with a Master of Science in Innovation from Singapore Management University and holds a Master in Finance from IE business school in Madrid, Spain. Since 2020, Dan is also a Financial Data Professional, a charter conferred by the FDP Institute (part of CAIA).