Paolo Tasca

Executive Director, UCL CBT

Paolo Tasca is a Digital Economist specialising in P2P financial systems. He has advised on blockchain technologies different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London (UCL CBT). Recently, he has also been appointed Adjunct Fellow of Griffith University Law Futures Centre in Brisbane and Honorary Research Professor of Sogang Univ. Blockchain Research Centre in Seoul. Previously, he was Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at the German Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt.

Paolo is the co-editor of the book “Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledger Technology” and the book “Banking Beyond Banks and Money”. He is also co-author of the bestseller “FINTECH Book”.     He has been Associate Editor of the “Journal of Risk Finance” since 2016 and Guest Editor (2017) and then Editorial Board Member (2018) of the “Journal of Digital Banking”. In 2018 he has joined “Frontiers in Blockchain” as Specialty Chief Editor for Fourth Industrial Revolution. In addition, he is the author of various scientific papers about systemic risk, P2P systems and distributed ledger technologies, which have been published by prestigious international scientific journals.

As Executive Director of the UCL CBT, Paolo is also directly involved in various research projects concerning different application fields of blockchain technologies. Among them, the BARAC Project (Blockchain technology for Algorithmic Regulation and Compliance) supported by EPSRC, and the P2P-IoET Project (The Internet of Energy Things: Supporting peer-to-peer energy trading and demand-side management through blockchains) supported by Lloyds Register Foundation.

Dr Tasca holds an M.A in Politics and Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Padua and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari, Venice. He did his PhD studies in Business between Ca’ Foscari Venice and ETH, Zürich. His doctoral dissertation on Systemic Risk in financial markets was subsidized by the Swiss National Science Foundation with more than 500.000 CHF.

Other current appointments: Vice-Chair CompTIA Blockchain Advisory Council; Permanent Member of ISO TC 307 committee on standardisation of blockchain systems at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); Member of the DLT/1 technical committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI); Honorary Professor at Sogang University Blockchain Research Centre; Honorary Research Associate at University of Cape Town Financial Innovation Lab; Honorary Research Associate of CFS at Goethe University; Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics; Research Associate of the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Internet et Société; Senior Advisor of the Beihang Blockchain & Digital Society Laboratory in Beijing; Board member of the Cyprus Blockchain Innovation Centre; Steering Committee Member of the Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC), Mentor of the Supercharger  Program.

RESEARCH PAPERS
The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 2
The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.
2018
A View on Blockchain Technologies – IEEE Computer and Society

Tasca P., Aste T., Di Matteo T.
2017
The challenges faced by blockchain technologies – Part 1
The Journal of Digital Banking

Tasca P., Widmann S.
2017
Ontology of Blockchain Technologies. Principles of Identification and Classification

P Tasca, T Thanabalasingham, CJ Tessone
2017
Journal Browser

P Tasca, S Battiston, A Deghi
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 24, 46Z
2017
Portfolio Diversification and Systemic Risk in Interbank Networks ex “Diversification and Financial Stability”

P Tasca, S Battiston, A Deghi
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
2017
Managing Risk Under the Blockchain Paradgm

P Tasca, M Morini
Harvard Business Review China, 24-27
2017
Blockchain Technologies: The Foreseeable Impact on Society and Industry

T Aste, P Tasca, T Di Matteo
Computer 50 (9), 18-28
2017
Portfolio diversification and systemic risk in interbank networks

P Tasca, S Battiston, A Deghi
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 82 (C), 96-124
2017
Market Procyclicality and Systemic Risk
Quantitative Finance Volume 19

Tasca P., Battiston S.
Springer
2016
Banking Beyond Banks and Money: A Guide to Banking Services in the Twenty-First Century

P Tasca, T Aste, L Pelizzon, N Perony
Springer
2016
The Evolution of the Bitcoin Economy: Extracting and Analyzing the Network of Payment Relationships

P Tasca, S Liu, A Hayes
2016
The Dual Nature of Bitcoin as Payment Network and Money

P Tasca
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2016
Cash on Trial

A Berentsen, N Jonker, M Krueger, H Leinonen, K Linsbauer, N Passas, …
Vienna: SUERF-The European Money and Finance Forum
2016
Classification of Crowdfunding in the Financial System

L Pelizzon, M Riedel, P Tasca
Banking Beyond Banks and Money, 5-16
2016
Blockchain and Crypto‐currencies

A Hayes, P Tasca
The FinTech Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors …
2016
How does P2P lending fit into the consumer credit market?

C De Roure, L Pelizzon, P Tasca
2016
Digital Currencies: Principles, Trends, Opportunities, and Risks

P Tasca
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2657598
2015
Dynamic Interaction Between Asset Prices and Bank Behavior: A Systemic Risk Perspective

AH Sato, P Tasca
arXiv preprint arXiv:1504.07152
2015
Bitcoin and the PPP Puzzle

C de Roure, P Tasca
Systemic Risk Centre, The London School of Economics and Political Science
2014
Quantifying the Impact of Leveraging and Diversification on Systemic Risk

P Tasca, P Mavrodiev, F Schweitzer
  2013
On the Benefits of Risk Diversification: The Individual and Social Perspectives

P Tasca, S Battiston
Deutsche Bundesbank/SAFE Conference on” Supervising Banks in Complex …
2013
Overlapping Correlation Coefficient

P Tasca
ETH Zurich, Chair of Systems Design Working Papers
2013
Debtrank: Too central to fail? financial networks, the fed and systemic risk

S Battiston, M Puliga, R Kaushik, P Tasca, G Caldarelli
Scientific reports 2, srep00541
2012
Diversification, leverage and systemic risk

P Tasca
Università Ca’Foscari Venezia
2012
DebtRank: too central to fail? Financial networks, the FED and systemic risk, Scientific Reports

S Battiston, M Puliga, R Kaushik, P Tasca, G Caldarelli
preparation
2012
Market Procyclicality and Systemic Risk

P Tasca, S Battiston
Quantitative Finance
2012
Diversification and financial stability

P Tasca, S Battiston
2011
Exploring Information Mirages in a Simulated Multi-Agent Stock Market

P Tasca
X Workshop on Quantitative Finance, Milan, January, 29-30
2009
Deutsche Bundesbank No 30/2016

C de Roure, L Pelizzon, P Tasca
Banking Beyond Banks and Money

P Tasca, T Aste, L Pelizzon, N Perony
RESEARCH FIELDS

Economics and Finance

AFFILIATION

London School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Goethe University,  and UCL

KEYWORDS

Blockchain, Complex networks, Complex Systems, Digital Currencies, Finance, Financial markets, FinTech, Network models, Network Theory, P2P Systems, Portfolio Management, Smart Contracts, and Social networks

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