with Lukas Hug & Emi Lorincz

Blockchain as a technology is mostly known through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the understanding of it rarely goes beyond a vague idea of speculative investments and young tech-savvy millionaires. Yet blockchain has the potential to affect vast swathes of public and private life, by promising maximal transparency while maintaining the privacy of its actors. In the eighth talk of the seminar week, the studio spoke to Lukas Hug from the digital asset bank Sygnum, and Emi Lorincz, Director Sales & Business Development at Ledger.

Lukas Hug holds a Master’s degree in international affairs and a Bachelor degree in business and economics. In 2018 he joined Sygnum and became vice president of product management and digital assets AML SME. Sygnum is a globally operating, regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded in 2017. The company aims to empower institutional, corporate, and private investors, as well as banks and other financial institutions, to invest in the digital asset economy. Lukas Hug main focus is on digital transformation, banking and blockchain technology.

Emi Lorincz professional background ranges from corporate finance to aircraft financing and later to commodity trading. Since 2017 her focus has been directed towards the evolving world of start-ups around digital assets and blockchain technology. Bringing a wealth of work experience from the traditional markets and the field of cryptocurrencies, she enjoys combining these two worlds to help companies benefit from both. Dedicated to increasing the usage and adoption of cryptocurrencies, Emi is engaged in rolling-out the enterprise-grade solution of the security company Ledger while serving on the council of the Bancor Foundation and on the board of the Crypto Valley Association.

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