Towards Tokenizing Financial Assets & Regulated Currencies

IBM Innovation Studio & Think Lab Zurich, Switzerland
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The financial industry is currently undergoing a remarkable transformation, marked by the growing trend of tokenizing digital and physical financial assets, including national or commercial bank currencies. While this transformation presents tremendous political and business implications, it encounters technological barriers that hinder progress. These barriers primarily revolve around accomplishing individual and corporate privacy, regulatory compliance, and accountability within an interoperable, transparent, resilient, and high-performing, quantum-ready system.

The core focus of this workshop is to gain a comprehensive understanding of these challenges and the technological advancements available to overcome them. We will begin with an exploration of Regulated Digital Currencies (e.g., tokenized deposits) and extend our discussions to tokenization of securities. To this end, you will hear from domain experts, including representatives Banks, and Consulting teams, who will share their insights. IBM Research will then present how the cutting-edge technology developed by IBM Research can overcome the stated barriers.

Please note that this event is by invitation only.

This event is being rescheduled and will take place in late Q1 2024.


  • Overview of IBM Research & Decentralized Trust strategy; description of the agenda and workshop objectives.

    Alessandro Curioni
    IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director IBM Research Zurich
    IBM Research
  • Discussion on the promises and challenges (business and technical) of digitization of financial assets lifecycle.

  • Technical Leads of projects in the space of IBM Consulting & Commercial Banks discuss the lessons learned

    Joris Huynh
    Senior Manager Decentralized Trust
    IBM Consulting France
  • Deep dive into IBM Research differentiated assets in the space of tokenization of financial assets and demo

    Angelo De Caro
    Applied Cryptography & Asset Exchange, Senior Technical Staff Member
    IBM Research
    Yacov Manevich
    Distributed Systems, Senior Software Engineer
    IBM Research
  • CBDCs & Stablecoins: Friends or enemies? Identifying similarities , discrepancies and synergies.

  • IBM Research will cover important aspects of these systems evolution, including insights for quantum readiness of such systems.

    Gregor Seiler
    Quantum-safe Cryptography, Staff Research Member
    IBM Research
  • BM Research advancements in the trusted computing space associated with CBDCs. Overview of the IBM product portfolio of asset custody and cloud services

    Silvio Dragone
    Senior Technical Staff Member, Cryptography Platforms
    IBM Research
    Simon Vogel
    Digital Assets Global Head
    Fabio Keller
    Confidential Computing

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