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Monthly Meeting October 2021

Date(s) - October 26, 2021
8:30 am - 9:45 am



Digital innovation at the CBI and credit trading to crypto trading with Based

The October meeting online of Blockchain Ireland has a host of speakers covering digital innovation and crypto trading.

Michelle Guiney and Steuart Alexander from the Central Bank of Ireland will give an overview of the digital innovation hub, with a high-level overview of the Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) process.

Scott Sterling and Elysia Patel of Based will talk about “Credit Trading to Crypto Trading – Chasing Yield OTC”.

There will also be updates from the working groups.


Speaker Bios:

Michelle Guiney, Central Bank of Ireland

Michelle Guiney, Central Bank of Ireland

Michelle joined the Central Bank of Ireland in 2014 and has held roles in the Anti Money Laundering Division, across policy, risk and supervision. She is currently manager of a supervisory team with responsibility for a portfolio of firms, including the registration and supervision of Virtual Asset Service Providers. Michelle is a member of the Central Banks Innovation Hub and Innovation Steering Group. Prior to joining the Central Bank, Michelle worked in various AML/CFT Compliance roles in fund service providers.


Steuart Alexander, Central Bank of Ireland

Steuart Alexander, Central Bank of Ireland

Steuart has played a key role at the Central Bank’s Innovation Hub since its launch in April 2018. Since then he has managed over 300 Innovation Hub enquiries from firms and stakeholders. Steuart works in the Policy and Risk Directorate contributing specifically to digital finance policy development. He represents the Bank on the European Forum for Innovation Facilitators.




Scott Sterling, Based

Scott Sterling, head of Business Development, Based

Irish born, Scott is a graduate in Business Management from Kingston Business School, London and a former Fixed Income trader turned Digital Assets. Scott spent time developing trading desks at several London based financial institutions including Fortune 500 company StoneX and AXA Investment Managers, holding CF30 approved persons status from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.


Elysia Patel, Based

Elysia Patel – Director of Strategy and MLRO, Based

Elysia is a Law and French graduate who spent her career in London in fintech sales, helping European financial institutions move from outdated manual processes to digital operational software, electronic trading screens and algorithmic trading data.

As more and more traditional financial institutions fear of missing out on the crypto party, Elysia aims to put Based Access brokerage on the map within a compliant framework. With the recent launch of a crypto fund, Elysia sets out to provide as much information as possible to prospective clients when helping them navigate the digital asset space.


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