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Blockchain in the Financial World - Revolution or Hype?


As part of a panel discussion on the 250th anniversary of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Prof. Alfred Taudes and Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Vienna Stock Exchange, talk about the role of cryptocurrencies for the capital market. Video available.

Innovations and new technology are financed with the help of the capital market. The institutions on the financial market are also relying on digitization to improve their services. In this roundtable discussion in cooperation with Brutkasten, we will look at the latest technological developments and their potential areas of application. Among other things, we will explore the following questions: What benefits do new technologies bring to investors? What value do cryptocurrencies embody - are they an "asset class" or an object of speculation? What role do the established players play and what pilot projects are currently underway?


Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Board Member OeKB, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Vienna Stock Exchange
Alfred Taudes, Professor at the Vienna University of Economics & Business, Cryptoeconomics researcher
Stefan W. Schmitz, Economist in Vienna

Video: Blockchain in the financial world - revolution or hype?

Vienna Stock Exchange 250 year anniversery

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