We are delighted to have Yaya J. Fanusie, adjunct fellow at FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power visiting Hamburg. The Hanseatic Blockchain Institute e.V., the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hamburg and the law firm Osborne Clarke cordially invite to a presentation on Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledger Technology: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities for the Global Economic Order.
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology enable new ways to transfer value and are bringing about unique new business models to the world. But as with most technological innovation, these new tools also bring risks. In this discussion, Mr. Yaya J. Fanusie, a former U.S. counterterrorism analyst, will discuss how this technology could benefit society while highlighting the very real threats from bad actors who want to exploit it.
Yaya J. Fanusie will share insights from his research and findings on the topic. His presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Marc Buckley, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Tobias Rothkegel, Data Protection Lawyer with Osborne Clarke. The discussion will be moderated by Moritz Schildt from the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute.
As the number of places is restricted we would kindly ask to register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/cryptocurrencies-and-distributed-ledger-technology-global-economic-order-tickets-71805737895.
Yaya J. Fanusie is an adjunct fellow at FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power. His research focuses on the national security implications of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and other technological innovations. Yaya spent seven years as both an economic and counterterrorism analyst in the CIA, where he regularly briefed federal law enforcement, U.S. military personnel, and White House-level policy makers—including President George W. Bush. whom he personally briefed on terrorism threats in 2008. In 2009, he spent three months in Afghanistan providing analytic support to senior military officials. After government service, Yaya joined a small consulting firm where he led a team of analysts working on a multi-billion-dollar recovery effort involving a global corruption ring. Yaya received an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Economics from The University of California, Berkeley.
Marc Buckley is an Official UN SDG Advocate, Official UN Resilient Futurist, Social Innovation, Climate Change, Agriculture, Food, and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist. His aim is to reform the agriculture, food and beverage industry with impactful projects and moonshot companies. He teaches and speaks worldwide on climate change. Marc believes that blockchain and distributed technology has enormous potential to solve the most prominent issues that are threatening our world.
Dr. Tobias Rothkegel is a senior associate with Osborne Clarke and acts as head of their Blockchain-working group in Germany. Tobias advises leading companies and start-ups in the Tech, Media and Comms and Financial Services sectors on all matters pertaining to data protection laws and privacy compliance. Tobias has authored and collaborated on several publications on data protection in leading law journals as well as legal handbooks and commentaries. Tobias studied law at the University of Goettingen.