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Global Fintech 2022: Defi or Defy: Mainstreaming Decentralized Finance.

February 25, 2022 at 8:30 am – 3:30 pm EST
2022 NYU Stern Fintech Conference: Join top Fintech academics, leading Fintech investors, innovative Fintech startups, and forward-looking Financial institutions

NYU Stern's Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation, and its Fintech initiative, will host Stern's annual FinTech Conference on Friday, February 25, 2022. This year's conference will focus on Global Fintech 2022: Defi or Defy: Mainstreaming Decentralized Finance

Join recognized Fintech academics, forward-looking financial institutions, innovative Fintech startups, Stern alumni, and leading Fintech investors for Defi or Defy, the Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation’s annual Fintech Conference. Our unique conference connects academics and practitioners at the forefront of fintech. 

DeFi, (Decentralized Finance), the blockchain-enabled automation of financial services, is poised to transform financial systems, businesses, and accepted theories. DeFi research is in its infancy, and DeFi commerce is already reshaping financial services. The Fubon Center catalyzes interdisciplinary research, and NYU Stern faculty and our broader fintech community are already exploring this vast, expanding, and unmarked terrain.

Topics include but are not limited to DeFi transformation of asset pricing, financial intermediation, corporate finance, banking and trading operations, payments systems, insurance, risk management, and private equity, and the associated global policies, regulations and security risks.

We invite you to stay close to this fast-moving frontier. Your attendance at our panels, demos, and networking events during the conference will contribute to academics', practitioners', and policymakers' collective understanding of DeFi. 

This virtual conference has a maximum capacity of 1000 guests. Registration does not guarantee access to the event if capacity is reached. We look forward to seeing you there!

2022 Global Fintech Conference

Headshot of Matt Harris

Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote: A Complete Revolution, Matt Harris

Headshots of David Yermack, Fabian Schär, Massimo Bartoletti, Kanis Saengchote

Research Session 1: Decentralized Lending

Headshots of Kelly A Mathieson, Sandra Ro, Tanya Shastri, Marjan Delatinne

Practitioner Panel 1: Women on the Blockchain: From PoCs to implementation

Headshots of Dan Caputo, Ryan Todd, Mike Dudas, Eva Beylin

Practitioner Panel 2: Bridging the Gap Between Defi and CeFi

Headshots of Hanna Halaburda, Alfred Lehar, Sarit Markovich, Will Cong

Research Session 2: Trading, Learning and Staking in DeFi

Headshots of Max Niederste-Ostholt, Dan Truque, Lex Sokolin, Jonathan Grady, Padman Perumal, Bin Yang, Fintech Association Logo


Headshot of Yaya Fanusie

Keynote Speaker: Central Bank Digital Currencies: Is Data the New Currency, Yaya Fanusie

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