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  • Olga worked as Executive Director at UBS in the Wealth Management division for Central and Eastern Europe before joining the US-based Bitcoin start-up Xapo in 2015. As a Managing Partner at Xapo, she pursued the regulatory acceptance of Blockchain services together with the Swiss regulatory agency FINMA and established herself as a vocal spokesperson for the Blockchain community. Today, Olga runs her own company, Smart Valor, which is developing a decentralized market place for tokenized alternative investments.

  • As Partner in Financial Services, Iris has been leading business strategy, transformation and integration projects and programs across Europe, APAC and the US for over a decade. After starting her career in a bank and completing a Master in Economics, she ventured into consulting in 1998. Iris joined the Swiss Management Board in 2015 and was a member of BearingPoint’s firm-wide Partnership Board from 2014-2016.

  • Daniel started at BearingPoint in 2015 and added expertise to the global Distributed Ledger Technologies Center of Interest, which he leads and coordinates since last year. He collaborated in several BearingPoint DLT Studies and Articles and led projects and programs for business strategy and regulatory transformation. He holds a Double Master’s Degree in Economics and International Management and started his career early in Information Technology before moving to the Financial Sector and afterwards combining the two with DLT.

Decentralised exchanges, tokenised assets and distributed ledger – is that leading to an economic environment where a banker is obsolete?

Decentralised exchanges, tokenised assets and distributed ledger – is that leading to an economic environment where a banker is obsolete?

Olga Feldmeier, Crypto Pioneer and CEO of Smart Valor, talked with us about the current situation and the potential of Blockchain Technology for the Financial Services Industry. Since the initiation of Bitcoin in 2008, Distributed Ledger Technology has gained momentum, with both Fintech Start-ups and traditional banks entering the crypto space. As Smart Valor is situated in the Crypto Valley in Zug, Olga could give us direct insights into current developments and the future impact of the Blockchain on financial services

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The BearingPoint Talk (in English) took place at the inspiring Breakout-Location Impact Hub Garage Bogen D next to Hardbrücke railway station, 2 minutes from Zurich main station.

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