Gide sponsors again the Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence to be held from 5 to 7 July 2019, an international economic forum open to all visitors which gathers major international academics, politicians and figures of the economy around an important economic topic. Renewing trust! This complex topic will be key in this new edition.
In order to reconnect with trust, and provide an answer to growing pessimism, solutions still need to be invented. This spleen, strengthened by all the metamorphoses impacting our world, leads to counterproductive behaviors that might jeopardize social and economic progress. Everyone, at his level, can play a key role or bring up an original solution to this complex issue.
Gide Senior Partner Xavier de Kergommeaux will speak on Saturday 6 July 2019, from 10:40 am to 11:50 am, at the Session 22 "Will Blockchain Replace Trust?", alongside Allen Chunlong Guo, Founding Partner of 2048 Capital, Neha Narula, Director of Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab, Nouriel Roubini, Professor at New York City University's Stern School of Business, and Alexandre Stachtchenko, Co-Founder & General Manager of Blockchain Partner. This panel will be coordinated by Valérie Mignon, a member of the Cercle des économistes and Emmanuel Lechypre, Editor at BFM Business and BFM TV.
Is the rise of blockchain leading to a revolution or a reinvention of trust? One of the main consequences of blockchain is the removal of intermediaries (e.g. bankers) for a more decentralised and shared system. Thus, trust is no longer embedded in a person or a supervisory body, i.e. trusted third parties, but instead becomes decentralised. Whilst such a system may be desirable in countries undergoing monetary difficulties and/or a confidence crisis, what about countries (in particular European countries) which tend to have faith in the banking system? Is the database which gathers all transactions really secure? Is information provided by this database truly immutable, genuine and inviolable? Can we have an unconditional trust in algorithms? What are the limits and deficiencies of this system? This session aims to answer those topical questions by reflecting on blockchain as a new trust intermediary.
Founded in 2001 by Le Cercle des économistes, Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence have become an incomparable meeting place for current economic thought from France, Europe and the world.
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