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Stablecoin Symposium

September 28, 2023
Zurich, Switzerland
Insights from The DLT Science Foundation's Stablecoin Symposium: Paving the Way for Future Financial Systems

On September 28, 2023, The DLT Science Foundation hosted a Stablecoin Symposium in Zurich.

This event brought together industry experts, academics, and technologists to delve into the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain, stablecoins, and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The discussions at the symposium highlighted the transformative impact of these technologies on finance and communities, offering a glimpse into the future of financial systems.


  • Prof. Claudio Tessone (Uni Zurich)
  • Prof. Aleksander Berentsen (Uni Basel)
  • Micha Roon (Hashgraph Association)
  • Silvan Andermatt (SFTA)
  • Lidia Kurt (Swiss Stablecoin AG)
  • Michael Svoboda (Liquity)

One of the primary focuses of the symposium was the increasing institutional acceptance of blockchain technology. Experts emphasised the innovative strides made across industries, driven by blockchain's capability to offer transparent, efficient, and secure transactions. This technology is revolutionising traditional business operations and paving the way for novel products and services.

Topics discussed included how stablecoins may help bridge conventional financial systems and the digital economy, but also the development and potential impact of CBDCs. Discussions revolved around how CBDCs could modernise the financial system, enhance payment efficiencies, and maintain the sovereignty of national currencies in an increasingly digital world.

However, the symposium also acknowledged the challenges posed by these innovations. Regulatory frameworks and issues of trust and acceptance have highlighted critical areas needing attention. For the widespread adoption of stablecoins and CBDCs, operating within secure and legally compliant boundaries is essential, ensuring consumer and institutional confidence.

Interoperability, a significant technical challenge, was another focal point. Ensuring seamless transactions across various blockchain platforms and traditional financial infrastructures is crucial for these technologies' success and widespread adoption.

The event marked a step forward in understanding and navigating the complex yet promising digital currencies and blockchain technology world.