2023 is the year of real world asset growth, according to Fiona Delaney, co-chair at BCIRL Start-ups and Web3. In particular in her field of agri-Web3, this means land-backed asset creation and agri-DeFi. With this in mind, Delaney has selected some of her ‘most wanted’ speakers on the agenda from an interoperability and regulatory assurance point of view below.

What is EBC? 
European Blockchain Convention: Barcelona, February 15-17.  

With 3 stages featuring more than 100 sessions on institutional crypto adoption, crypto investing for institutions, crypto derivatives,  stablecoins, digital assets, regulation among others where attendees will network with the biggest players in the space. 

Don’t miss out. Blockchain Ireland members can lock in a ticketwith the code BCHIRELAND25 to receive 25% off.

Protocols and DAOs: 

AAVE: Stani Kulechov, Founder & CEO, AAVE

Alastria: Juan Jiménez Zaballos, CEO, Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem

Centrifuge: Markus Ament, Co-Founder, Centrifuge

HIVE: Aydin Kilic, President & COO, HIVE Blockchain Technologies

IOTA: Mariana de la Roche, Senior Regulatory Affairs Expert, IOTA

MakerDAO: Rajiv Sainani, Head of European Business Development, MakerDAO

Parity: Léa Narzis, Core Engineer, Parity Technologies

Ripple: Antony Welfare, Senior Advisor, CBDC Europe & Global Partnerships, Ripple

Solana: Stephen Akridge, Co-Founder, Solana

Banks + Financial Insts:

ABN AMRO: Dr. Esther Teuber, Senior Legal Counsel, Intrapreneur Digital Assets | Strategy & Innovation, ABN AMRO

Banco Santander: M. Concepcion de Monteverde, Head of Crypto & Blockchain, Banco Santander

Fidelity Investments: Manuel Nordeste, VP, Fidelity Digital Assets, Fidelity Investments

HSBC: Prashant Malik, Senior Technology Lead – Digital Assets, HSBC

HSBC: Chris Jones, CIO Securities Services & Head of MSS IT Strategy and Digital Assets IT, HSBC

JPMorgan Chase: Emma Lovett, Markets DLT – Credit Lead, JPMorgan Chase

London Stock Exchange: Dotun Rominiyi, Director of Emerging Technology, London Stock Exchange

Scotiabank: Emma Landriault, Blockchain & Digital Asset Product Lead, Scotiabank


Revolut: Rod Lonardo, Crypto Strategic Partnerships, Revolut

EBC Agenda 2023: 

  • Stablecoins, CBDCs
  • Fundraising & Investing
  • Scaling, Infrastructure & Security
  • Crypto Derivatives
  • Regulatory Uncertainty for Asset Managers
  • Infrastructure for Institutional Crypto Adoption
  • Issuance of Digital Assets
  • Building Web3
  • Metaverse & Gaming
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Sustainability
  • Consumers, Fans and Loyalty
  • Institutional Access to DeFi
  • Exchanges, Custody and Wallets


June 2024