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DEA Newsletter December 2021

Dec 22, 2021 3:01:37 PM / by Digital Euro Association


Digital Euro Association | Newsletter (December)

We are excited to share that Ledger Insights has reported about the DEA event “Digital Assets and the Digital Euro”. Check out the article here

We are further thrilled to announce eight new institutional DEA members:

  • Iberpay is the company that manages the Spanish Payment System (SCT, SCT Inst, SDD etc.). It is also leading in Spain with initiatives related to digital money in the banking sector.
  • Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) is a leading corporate and investment bank serving Austria as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. The group comprises numerous other financial service providers in the fields of leasing, asset management, and M&A among others. 
  • The Association of German Banks is the voice of the private banking industry in Germany serving as the Association of German Banks with more than 170 private banks and around 30 FinTechs. 

  • Blockchain for Europe is a Brussels-based membership organization for companies driving innovation, integrity, and empowerment through blockchain. To develop a European regulatory framework to support and promote blockchain-based innovation, this organization works closely with policymakers, academics and member companies. 

  • Flatstone Capital Markets Inc. is a capital markets advisory firm and management consultant focused on Latin America with the aim of bridging the gap into the digital economy by integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) models and Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT aka Blockchain) applications.

  • Trustody GmbH provides digital assets custody services to high-net-worth individuals, corporates and institutional digital asset holders, including regulated financial institutions.

  • Vyoma Partner AG is a strategy, business and legal consultancy firm that brings together deep roots in traditional finance, and substantial experience in digital assets, cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance.

  • Polycrypt develops cryptographic decentralized off-chain solutions which tackle scalability challenges enabling mass adoption of blockchains. 

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DEA News

  • DEA active institutional member Finery Markets is conducting a survey on how institutional traders and investors execute trades in the digital assets markets. The results of that survey will be published in a report together with PwC and the goal is to gain a better understanding of institutional players’ situation and preferences in the maturing digital assets markets. As you are considered as an important player in the institutional crypto markets, your participation in this short fully anonymous survey would be highly valuable. You can find the survey here.

The DEA Podcast continues with further episodes: 

  • Episode 11 focuses on stablecoins. DEA founding member Manuel Klein talks with Markus Franke, Partner and economist at cLabs who works on Celo stablecoins, about what stablecoins are, which different types of stablecoins exist, and which advantages and disadvantages the different types of stablecoins bring.

  • Episode 12 sheds light on agent-based simulation of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). DEA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Valentin Seehausen and Kimmo Soramäki, Founder and CEO of FNA, seek answers to the following questions: What impact will introducing a CBDC have on the financial and economic system? Can CBDCs be configured without largely impacting the banking sector balance sheet?  

DEA Events

Please find below the upcoming events of the DEA and digital euro community:

  • DEA Thesis Award Winner Ceremony  (January 20, 2022, 17:00 CET) 

We are thrilled that submissions for the DEA Thesis Award have far-exceeded our expectations! Well done and a big thank you to all students who have submitted their theses. Our panel will now commence with their evaluations and winners will be announced in January! Winners will present their research in a members-only event on January 20. More information will follow.

  • The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit (January 26-28, 2022)

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit, a free and online event, will provide the latest research and best practices for those interested in cryptocurrencies in their professional and personal lives. The DEA is excited to be a partner of the conference and is looking forward to interesting presentations and panels. You can register here


DEA Career Opportunities

Please find below the job opportunities by the DEA members:

  • DEA supporting member Bundesdruckerei-Gruppe is looking for a senior product manager/product owner digital currency. The Bundesdruckerei works on innovative products and technology to keep data and identities safe. Sounds interesting? Read the job description.

  • DEA institutional member Blockchain Founders Group (BFG) is now accepting applications to find and support startups. From February to summer 2022, it will provide mentorship, funding, and support for next-generation business models related to crypto, DeFi, NFT, IoT (or other crypto/blockchain-based business models). You get the chance to receive funding of €60,000 per startup. Apply here until January 16, 2022!

DEA Publications

We present the publications by our DEA partners and experts.

Digital Money News

Please find below interesting news and publications on digital money from outside the DEA community:



If you would like to see your own work, research, paper, etc. shared through the DEA channels, feel free to apply as an expert or fellow to receive our monthly research questionnaire. We will evaluate your submission and, if suitable, share it through our website, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts as well as in the next newsletter.

That's all from us for now. We  look forward to hearing from you. 

If you have any feedback on our newsletter, please feel free to reach out to us.


The DEA Team

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