Paolo Tasca is a financial economist for the Deutsche Bundesbank specialized in P2P financial systems and systemic risk. He has conducted internal research for the Bundesbank on Digital Currencies and Cyber Risks since 2014, and has presented his findings to the European Commission in Brussels. He is also the managing director of the first Swiss-based digital currency exchange platform to be fully compliant of the Swiss and U.S. anti-money laundering regulations.
During Bitcoin Wednesday on 2 March, 2016 Dr. Tasca will present A Market Analysis of Cryptocurrencies which will unveil some of his current work on visualizing the networks within the digital currency economy. His results include a study of network dynamics of mining pools, exchanges, black markets, and other elements of the digital currency ecosystem:
A Network Analysis of the Communities in the Bitcoin Economy
- Cluster Behavior Analysis
- From Clusters to Communities
- The Network of the Communities in the Bitcoin Economy
Dr. Tasca is a co-author of The Fintech Book, one the world’s first crowd-sourced books on fintech. He is co-editor of the forthcoming reference Banking Beyond Banks and Money and a co-organizer of the P2PFISY international workshop in Frankfurt on P2P Financial Systems.
In addition to his position at the Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr. Tasca holds research appointments at the London School of Economics, Goethe University and University College London. He holds an M.A. in Politics and Economics from the University of Padua and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He received his PhD from Ca’ Foscari University and ETH, Zürich.