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United Nations - 2020 December 16 - Smart Finance & Cryptocurrencies for Peace and Sustainable Development - Annual International Conference

5th International Annual Conference - High Level Workshop at United Nations See detailled presentation

United Nations - 2020 December 16 - Smart Finance & Cryptocurrencies for Peace and Sustainable Development - Annual International Conference

5th International Annual Conference - High Level Workshop at United Nations See detailled presentation

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5th International Annual Conference on Smart Finance & Cryptocurrencies for Peace and Sustainable Development - 8 December, 2020, United Nations
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Cryptocurencies and Main Financial Regulations

What is Truly the Best for Development ?

Tuesday December 8, 2020

from 09:00 to 17:00

Wednesday evening, from 19:00 to 23:00 : Networking Dinner of Finance for Peace and Development Networks

Presentations was held in english and french. Debates and questions was organized in english and french.
Crypto-Currencies: A Plethora of Possibilities

Since their creation, the evolution as well as the use of crypto-currencies has quickly begun to mirror the behaviours and characteristics of those of a traditional financial and economic system (stocks, bonds, centralized Euro/Dollar currencies, etc.) in such ways as the concentration of wealth, economic inequality and a lack of clear oversight.
In response to these changes, numerous studies and trials have been carried out on a range of crypto-currencies, aiming to create, develop and promote best practices and encourage a positive impact on both social and societal levels. Some solutions could be, for example, the establishment of regulations, the implementation of certain configurations within Blockchain technologies and even the definition of roles specific individuals should play.

The real challenge lies in the large-scale implementation of solutions tested in the ecosystems of crypto-currencies and Blockchain technologies. Indeed, integrated and embedded into the conventional economy and applied to the currency and other economic valuations, these solutions, or their equivalents could offer a return on “real” society’s investment, and could give a major impetus towards toward behaviour which would result in positive social actions benefiting the entire population.

This workshop consists of :

  • Establishing the goals and purpose of this projects,
  • Analysing the solutions that have been tested and/or developed by reviewing their success rates in terms of crypto-currencies,
  • Establish working groups or exchanges to study the possible routes to replicate the solutions tested on crypto-currencies within conventional economics and wider society.

This workshop will provide useful and prospective insights that will assist in the creation of system that inspires principled undertakings and positive social actions. As a new bubble or a collapse of economies is neither desirable nor sustainable for any society, every stakeholder has a major interest in contributing to and participating in this work, the benefits of which ultimately be shared by all.

Leading Projects of Scientifical Projects Development and Crowd Sources Sustainable Solutions since 1992, and creating 1st Participatory Scientific Researches Camps in 2004, the NGO Objectif Sciences International have the Special Consultative Status to United Nations. Active in all continents, the NGO organize every year, since 2012, the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature in United Nations, at which one participate all Governments actives in this domain or interested by these works. From 2016, and every year, OSI organize into the heart of the United Nations hemicycle the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, in order to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level.

Financial Regulations, Market Behaviours, Wealth Concentration/Distribution

Several public or associative organizations that are active in the domain of Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, federated or organized, at the national level. The main national actors, the federations, and the specific operators, organized presently at the international level, and are called to meet annually at the end of the civil year, at the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, at United Nations, in Geneva.

This annual space of sharing results and pooling of skills, allow to the actors of the domain to exchange practices, solutions, ideas, needs.

Your Annual Exchanges Resource

In the following of the national and continental meetings that are organized in each country and continent by the local federation, this International Annual Conference at United Nations allow the actors to implement in consultation, or to inform mutually, of progress and actions they lead during the year, or that they have in project.

The participants at this Conference are:

  • Local and regional actors of different countries
  • Economists
  • Researchers in cryptcurrencies, artificial intelligence, science, computer science, finance and sociology
  • Cryptographers, cryptologists, cryptanalysts...
  • Regional or national federations
  • Thematic Federations, by disciplines of finance and of crowdfunding
  • Large Institutions of Finance, Sustainable Development and Economy
  • Government departments (Economy, Industry, Finance ...) and international associations of Ministries
  • Specialized Journalists (finance, economy, science, environment, education, sustainable development ...)
  • UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP ...)

Subjects that are in the agenda of this year are:

  • Standards and references of exchange on crypto-currencies practices between national and international organizations
  • National and international Charts of crypto-currencies, examples, projects, ongoing discussions of shares
  • Financing Solutions of the actions of Development and New Appropriate Technologies (lowtech, tech for good...)
  • Access of citizen actors to the Development of Projects beyond their simple financial contributions
  • Administrative Status / legislative / recognition / etc of actors of Smart Finance projects
  • The Citizen Participatory Finance, beyond the digital interface
  • Expected Features of web portals of Participatory Finance
  • Services for Participatory Finance provided by FabLabs
  • Dissemination and Exploitation of the results to the uninvolved Big Public
  • Road map for the mutual opening of the data collected

Detailed Program

Exchanges between stakeholders of the meeting took place a round table between speakers and debates with the audience of the Assembly.

Organiser : Geneva Forum, NGO Objectif Sciences International, Geneva

Chairman :

Mr Thomas EGLI
GENEVA FORUM at United Nations :
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Co-Chairpersons :

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Content 2020

Here the Programme of the 5 days of GENEVA FORUM of December 2020, where are described the days dedicated to the Conference on Finance and Science for Peace and Sustainable Development Goals.

Programme of GENEVA FORUM 2023 (Public side)

Official Opening Session - Tuesday 8 December 10:00, 2020

Session organised by the Geneva Forum

  • Keynotes
  • Remarks on current situation
  • Remarks about concepts of the International Annual Conference
Speakers confirmed their presence:
  • Ksenja Cipek, Ministry of Finance Croatia, Legal and Tax aspects of crypto, incentives
  • Florian Ducommun, Attorney-at-Law, Regulation, Intellectual property of token, reducing cost of tokenisation for a larger population
  • Solomon Azangara, UNO, Blockchain and International trade in developing countries
  • Mrs Isabelle PATROIX, Arnaud RAFFIN and David COURTY Grenoble Ecole Management, Finethics: an immersive serious game to build your ethics in finance

Presentations currently proposed for 2020

The Geneva FORUM 2020 was provided online. The whole content was provided, included a Business Connection Engine. The detailed schedule of each session was sent to all people filled.

Validated Presentations

Decentralized Finance: The future of finance ORAL PRESENTATION

Decentralized finance (DeFi) combines several technologies that enable the ownership and trading of financial assets without the need for a central authority - a development that has the potential to fundamentally change the current financial system and many more areas in business and government. Following the introduction of the main building blocks of DeFi such as blockchain and smart contracts, we will explore the benefits and risks of decentralized finance for societies.

Prof. Aleksander BERENTSEN, University of Basel, Switzerland,

The role of Self-Sovereign Identity and virtual currencies for economic inclusion and sustainable development ORAL PRESENTATION

Legal Identity for all (SGD 16.9) is a pre-requisite for effectively implementing smart finance and the use of virtual currencies. But, if we are to achieve smart finance and the legal use of virtual currencies, then, we would need to address a huge challenge: infrastructure availability.

Mrs Christiana ARISTIDOU, Christiana Aristidou LLC, Cyprus

Intellectual Property & Asset Tokenisation ORAL PRESENTATION

Florian DUCOMMUN will explain the notion of “asset tokenization”, expose the differences between native and asset tokens and between primary / secondary markets. He will then highlight the potential of disruption of asset tokenization / distributed ledger technology on capital markets and financial market infrastructures. Finally, he will explain the strategy for the future of the Swiss financial center and the new DLT infrastructure license adopted by the Swiss legislator.

Mr Florian DUCOMMUN, HDC, Suisse

Archiving “Health For All” in the era of digital financing ORAL PRESENTATION

The Decentralized Health (dHealth) Network is the proposition of a distributed and community-owned network for healthcare-related transactions that powers a global data-driven healthcare ecosystem. It is adapted to patients’ and industry needs and targets healthcare-related transactions without the noise from other industries. The Centiva app has developed a solution poised to transform health financing: the value of health information can be tokenized and converted into the future health currency. Through blockchain-technology people control access to their health data and get a fair reward for its use. Centiva’s goal is that everybody can afford health services by making their data shareable.

Mrs Quy VO-REINHARD, HIT Foundation and Centiva Health, Switzerland

Finethics: an immersive serious game to build your ethics in finance ORAL PRESENTATION

Finethics is an immersive serious game created by Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2018 to take up the following pedagogical challenge: "How to make strong ethical dilemmas emerge and confront finance students with them in order to enable them to survive, to explain them, to analyze them in order to enable students to better act on the next dilemmas they encounter".

The communication focuses on the way in which the assets of the game as well as the total immersion of the learner support this issue. The aim is to highlight the relevant game levers to meet this need and also to demonstrate the added value of immersion (Virtual Reality) to meet this challenge.

This serious game has been designed to also support companies and businesses in the field of finance to start questioning ethics and finance.

Mrs Isabelle PATROIX, Arnaud RAFFIN et David COURTY, Grenoble Ecole Management, France,

Building Vibrant, Inclusive, Green and Prosperous Neighbourhoods Towns, Cities and Regions ABSENT

Throughout human history, and in particular during the past 30 years, complementary forms of money and credit have been invented in order to strengthen social and economic resilience. In this presentation we will examine what has been done, and how it points to the future of a money that promotes cooperation, stability, sustainability and social resilience to climate change and other crises.

Mr Stephen DEMEULENAERE, Qoin Foundation, Canada,

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain for Democracy ORAL PRESENTATION

Gabriel Jaccard is a PhD candidate at the University of Geneva his thesis studies smart contract under swiss law. In addition, Gabriel is very active at political and associative level. Notably, he holds the position of Vice-Chair of the Regulatory Working Group at the Crypto Valley Association. Firstly, we will discuss the role of private instruments of payment as a democratic tool. We will review some of the regulatory reactions that were taken, from prohibition to adoption. Finally, we will discuss how cryptocurrency might be an incredible tool for democratic ideas. Secondly, we will discuss the use of blockchain for voting system and as a democratic tool. We will review some of the projects that use this technology. Finally, we will discuss how blockchain can be an efficient solution for democracies.

Mr Gabriel JACCARD, Université de Genève, Switzerland

New technologies in the tax matters: the way forward ABSENTE

New technologies as blockchain, DLT, ML, even robotics have some characteristics which could be useful in the new digital age we are living in. Imperativ for tax authorities is to follow and implement new technologies for the benefits for the both sides: tax authorities and taxpayers and citizens. Developing cryptocurrencies is another aspect that is very interesting for tax purposes. Challenges of the digital era, bring tax authorities and governments possibilities to embrace advantages of new technologies to achieve their strategic goals: increasing compliance, timely collecting the taxes, providing quality services to the taxpayers and citizens and preventing tax frauds. Exchange information between countries in real time is crucial.

Mrs Ksenija CIPEK, Ministry of Finance, Croatia

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