Executive Director of the Digital Gold Institute, Ferdinando Ametrano teaches “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology” at Politecnico di Milano and Milano-Bicocca University. Former Head of Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, he is member of the Scaling Bitcoin Planning Committee and has been Chairman of Scaling Bitcoin Conference 2016 in Milan.

Author of scientific publications, contributors to multiple media outlets, appreciated speaker, panelist, lecturer, and instructor, he has been invited to talk about bitcoin at the United Nations, central banks, the Italian Parliament, universities, conferences, and workshops. His academic research focuses on price stability, advocating automated non-discretionary elastic monetary policy for a new generation of cryptocurrencies (Hayek Money).

He is also founder and co-administrator of the QuantLib project, a comprehensive free/open-source software framework for quantitative finance. Interest Rate Derivatives Adjunct Professor at the Milano-Bicocca University, he has relevant publications on this subject and has headed trading, quantitative, and risk-management teams in Banca IMI (Intesa Sanpaolo), Banca Caboto and Monte Paschi Asset Management; he has also been co-founder and managing partner of RiskMap (now StatPro Italia).

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Ferdinando M. Ametrano