FTT DeFi Agenda

As the vision for a blockchain-based Web 3.0 takes shape, with crypto, NFTs, DAOs, and DeFi taking centre stage, the future of digital identity is called into question. How do we establish trust online and protect users from financial crime and fraud, while enabling privacy and anonymity? Will an identity layer be a key feature of the future internet?

  • Flavia Kenyon, Chief Legal Counsel, Cyber Security Global Alliance 
  • Shiv Aggarwal, CEO, EarthID and Regional Director – EMEA, Government Blockchain Association 
  • Benjamin Yablon, Founder, SALT Lending 
  • Manish Garg, Founder and CEO, Banksly (moderator)

This session will explore how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies can provide a foundation for the adoption of self-sovereign identity. We will consider the technical and design attributes of a decentralised identity model and whether the adoption of SSI can enable greater trust, privacy, and control for users. 

  • David Palmer, Blockchain Lead Vodafone Business IoT, Vodafone 
  • Nicky Hickman, Industry Advisor, Blockchain & Digital Identity Lab, University of Jyväskylä 
  • Chris Park, Co-Founder, DeFinity 
  • David Pollington, Head of Research, Bloc Ventures 
  • Steve Pannifer, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion (moderator)