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Cryptocurrencies and New Payment Options

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Where: Trattoria Tre Colori
254 W. 47th Street
New York 10036
United States
Presenter: Francesco Tonin, FX and Economics Market Specialist, Bloomberg
Contact: Margaret Green or Joedy Tran

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Cryptocurrencies and New Payment Options

Francesco Tonin,FX and Economics Market Specialist,Bloomberg


This presentation will cover Cryptocurrencies and New Payment Options such as Blockchain for Corporate Treasury.  It will be a hands-on introductory talk to explain the pillars of blockchain using bitcoin as an example, and corporate user cases where blockchain applications will make a difference in the future for payments, supply chain and trade finance.


Francesco Tonin is an FX and Economics market specialist at Bloomberg based in New York. Most recently, he was the North America head of FX Structuring at Citigroup. He was initially recruited at Morgan Stanley for a sales position in interest rates derivatives. He then worked at Deutsche Bank in FX exotic derivatives trading, and at Credit Suisse where he held an FX structuring role.

Francesco has co-authored the Nassim Taleb-endorsed 650-page book Foreign Exchange Options and Risk Management, published by Risk Books. He has written a couple of hundred articles on financial matters, with contributions to Bloomberg Markets magazine and Bloomberg Briefs.  He has presented extensively around the country, together with corporate speakers such as General Motors, Fluor Corporation, Dell Computers, Knowles Corporation, at the national Association for Financial Professionals conference, Texpo, Windy City Summit, Minnesota AFP, New York Cash Exchange, the IMF, the New York Fed, Princeton University and Columbia University.


Francesco held a tenured research position in mathematics at the University of Padua. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Padua, a Ph.D. from the University of Turin and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. His mathematical research activity focused on the Cauchy problem for partial differential equations with holomorphic coefficients, and for those efforts he received research grants from the European Union, the French Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, the University of Padua and the University of Pisa, in addition to the Italian National Research Council and a Fulbright Scholarship offer.


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