Blockchain European Observatory will be in Portugal

Ludovic Courcelas of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum will attend the Blockchain Conference on 12 November at the Teatro Tivoli BBVA in Lisbon and will present what this Observatory is.

The Tivoli Theater BBVA, in Lisbon, receives on November 12 the Blockchain Conference held by the Portuguese Blockchain Alliance. Among the speakers and panels will be Ludovic Courcelas, from the EU Blockchain Observatory, where he will present the project of the European Observatory.

The European Commission launched this year the European Union's Blockchain Observatory and Forum to map key initiatives, monitor developments and inspire common actions around Blockchain technology. The Blockchain Observatory has set up working groups to identify and investigate Blockchain initiatives that exist not only in the EU but beyond the 28 member countries.

One of the discussion panels of the Blockchain Conference is related to the "Influence of Blockchain on Financial Services". This panel will be attended by Carlos Moura, Banco de Portugal, Jonathan Betser, Altrium, Jorge Lesmes, Everis, and Rogério Campos Henriques, from Fidelidade. The moderation will be made by Manuel Mira Godinho, from ISEG.

The Financial Services industry is one of those who are already using Blockchain. This technology can, for example, help develop solutions for creating service infrastructures in emerging markets, create new products based on predictive systems and mechanisms controlled by Smart Contracts, facilitated or even more targeted transnational financial transaction and payment solutions for clients, such as the creation of mechanisms for resolving disputes between consumers.

The Blockchain Conference will be held on November 12 in Lisbon, at the Teatro Tivoli BBVA, at 2:00 p.m. Registration costs € 35 and is free for teachers, students and researchers. More information on the website of the Portuguese Blockchain Alliance.