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The Economic Impact Of Smart Ledgers On World Trade



Wednesday, 22 August 2018



15:00 to 15:30



Professor Michael Mainelli
Z/Yen Group

Cristian Niculescu-Marcu
Centre for Economics and Business Research







Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Time: 15:00 to 15:30

Speakers: Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group and Cristian Niculescu-Marcu, Centre for Economics and Business Research

Smart Ledgers could conservatively result in approximately $35 billion in extra global trade on an annual basis, based on a range of assumptions regarding the potential cost savings and the respective trade transmissions.  Assuming that the import savings costs are symmetrically replicated in terms of export savings, the global trade boost could rise towards $70 billion per annum.

With a bolder assumption that there was a symmetrical cost clawback on both imports and exports of 5%, as opposed to the 2.5% baseline assumption, then the value impacts could rise significantly.

Cebr adapted an option pricing model to show the potential gains associated with the volatility reduction properties of Smart Ledgers. They estimate that these savings could rise to approximately $172 million on a monthly basis. In linear terms, this comes to more than $2 billion per annum, just as a result of the volatility savings.

The webinar will examine the methodology and findings of the respective report and assess the potential global economic impact of related technologies.

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  • Welcome
  • Introduction 
  • Presentation “Timestamping Smart Ledgers: Comparable, Universal, Traceable, Immune”
  • Opportunity to submit questions
  • Closing remarks

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