Decentralized Finance Symposium

DeFi business models and their regulation in Switzerland. The symposium is organized by the Center FSI-HSG.

Country Switzerland Language German
Cost 59 Currency CHF
Date start 2024-03-21 Date end 2024-03-21
Duration < 1 day Type Conference
Subject Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a growing ecosystem offering financial services in a fully decentralized fashion – that is, without intermediaries like banks, brokerages, or exchanges. Users of DeFi applications and protocols can lend or borrow, trade cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, purchase derivatives, earn interest from savings, and buy insurance. All of this is made possible by leveraging on blockchain technology and smart contracts, which provide decentralized trust.

What are currently the most important business models of DeFi infrastructures and how are such services regulated in Switzerland? How does the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA assess DeFi infrastructures? What does FINMA expect from licensed financial market institutions that want to use DeFi?

The symposium intends to shed light on these questions by key notes and a panel with representatives from FINMA, the industry and academia. A summary of the event will be published in a white paper.
The symposium is addressed to representatives of DeFi infrastructures from Swiss industry and from industry abroad, regulated financial institutions (banks, securities firms, etc.), academia and authorities.
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