Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including AI and blockchain, with a particular emphasis on Fintech and decentralized finance. He’s the author of “Pandemic, Inc.: 8 Trends Driving Business Growth and Success in the New Economy” (2020, Authority Publishing) and has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Stanford and Purdue Universities. With blockchain gaining traction, and Bitcoin entering it’s next bull market phase, decentralized finance or DeFi projects are proliferating across the Fintech ecosystem. Of course, large banks and insurance companies will resist the trend as much as possible, but there are reasons to believe they will lose the fight over the years ahead. In particular, money printing and quantitative easing by central banks is devaluing the currency, at least with respect to financial assets (such as real estate, equities, and precious metals) Taken to the extreme, this could lead to the collapse of the credit-based monetary system, and that would lead directly to a new cryptocurrency-based decentralized financial system. Patrick Schwerdtfeger is well know to deliver dynamic and engaging presentations that explain complicated subjects in simple language. He has spoken at hundreds of corporate and government conferences all around the world, and he would be delighted to contribute to your upcoming conference as well.
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Conference Keynote Speech on Decentralized Finance
DeFi is short for decentralized finance. It includes a variety of standard financial transactions enabled on a decentralized blockchain protocol. In other words, these financial transactions do not require centralized governing authorities like banks, insurance companies, or financial institutions. The vast majority of DeFi projects are built on the Ethereum blockchain platform. It involves smart contracts that facilitate financial transactions including loans (lending or borrowing), collateralized debt positions (CDPs), and cryptocurrency trading.
The Future of Blockchain and Fintech
Every year, more and more DeFi projects develop and gain traction, but the acceleration of that traction depends on the existing credit-based monetary system.
Some of the market leaders in the field of decentralized finance, Fintech, and blockchain include the following:
- Maker DAO
- Compound Finance
- DeFi Pulse
Keynote Speech on DeFi and Fintech