Digital Gold Institute founder and executive director, Ferdinando Ametrano teaches “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology” at different universities, including University of Milano-Bicocca (where he is also scientific director of the Crypto Asset Lab). Entrepreneur in CheckSig, former Head of Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, he has been Planning Committee member of the Scaling Bitcoin conference and is an occasional trivial contributor to Bitcoin Core.

Fintech innovator, technologist, and open source developer, he is author of scientific publications and contributor to multiple media outlets. Appreciated professor, speaker, panelist, lecturer, and instructor, he has been invited to events 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 University of Milano-Bicocca, 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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