Bitcoin and other decentralised cryptocurrencies have taken a giant leap lately. From being speculative financial objects it has become a central part of big corporates’ financial strategies and may soon become integrated in everyday payments.
BNCC and Advokatfirmaet Ræder have invited an exciting panel to analyse and discuss these essential questions.
Peder Østbye is a special adviser in the department of Financial Stability in Norges Bank. He mainly advises on regulatory issues associated with new money and payment systems, and he is a member of the Banks’ working group on central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Peder has previously worked as a lawyer within competition and technology law. He holds a doctoral degree in law, and master degrees in economics and mathematics.
Martin also writes Free Lunch, the FT's weekly newsletter on the global economic policy debate. Before joining the FT, he worked in academia and policy consulting. He has taught and carried out research at Harvard, Columbia and the Wharton School, and has advised governments and NGOs on natural resources and economic development. He is the author of three books including "The Economics of Belonging".
Torbjørn Bull Jenssen is a recognized expert on bitcoin and financial applications of blockchain technology. He is the CEO of Arcane Crypto, a company investing in and developing services leveraging bitcoin and other public blockchains. Torbjørn holds and MSc in Economics and Econmoetric Modeling, and wrote his masters thesis on bitcoin in 2014
Henry is an Adviser at the BIS Innovation Hub, focusing on projects related to central bank digital currency. His background is in payment and clearing systems, first at the Bank of England and more recently in the secretariat for the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI).
Kyrre is an experienced corporate and banking/finance lawyer within, inter alia, the Fintech sector. He regularly provides corporate and regulatory advice to Norwegian and international players exploring business opportunities related to cryptocurrencies. Kyrre has a keen interest for cryptocurrencies and has been on the Board of Dataforeningen’s Blockchain network since 2018.