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New York University’s Professor David Yermack will deliver a public lecture on blockchain—the new technology set to revolutionise financial record-keeping.
Professor Yermack will share his expertise with business executives and the wider public at the UWA Business School on Tuesday 30 August.
Blockchain, which was introduced with the virtual currency Bitcoin, is changing the way banks, companies and governments operate.
Most of the leading banks and exchanges worldwide are experimenting with blockchains to reduce costs and improve the reliability of their transactions. Entrepreneurial companies are developing business plans to use blockchains to displace incumbents and re-make the competitive landscape in financial services.
Governments may introduce blockchains to improve public record-keeping in such diverse areas as real estate, medicine, automobile ownership, and immigration.
Professor David Yermack will discuss the potential impact of blockchains and highlight the significance of the most high profile blockchain projects underway around the world.
Special focus will be placed on the ASX, which has announced an ambitious plan to replace much of the Exchange's processing infrastructure with a blockchain-based system.
Professor David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business and a Visiting Professor at the UWA Business School.
Professor Yermack’s public lecture, Blockchains and the Future of the Financial Services Industry, will take place on Tuesday 30 August at 6pm at the UWA Business School.
RSVPs are essential. Register at bit.ly/2bdfTyd
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Verity Chia (UWA Business School) (+61 8) 6488 1346