Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov and Distinguished Scientist Dahlia Malkhi have joined the roster of industry leaders and pioneers speaking at this year’s Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event organized by global financial infrastructure provider, Swift.
The annual flagship event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada, September 18-21, 2023 and will feature more than 250 panels, presentations, and debates exploring the theme of “Collaborative finance in a fragmented world.” Topics will include cross-border payments, post-trade data, financial crime prevention, digital currencies, financial inclusion, AI, machine learning, ESG standardization and sustainability.
Nazarov will speak to “Connecting Traditional Finance with Blockchains Using Chainlink” with ANZ’s Nigel Dobson (Day 1) and “The Future of Value” (Day 3). Malkhi will discuss “Blazing the trail towards an interconnected tokenised world” with ANZ’s Nigel Dobson, SIX Digital Exchange’s Alexandre Kech, Euroclear’s Stephanie L’Heureux, and Swift’s Jack Pouderoyen (Day 3).
Swift connects more than 11,000 financial institutions and corporations in more than 200 countries and territories with secure and reliable financial infrastructure while assembling the global financial community to collectively establish unified standards and practices.
Nazarov’s work with Swift dates back to 2016, when he won a blockchain challenge to build a distributed ledger bonds solution that turned into a proof of concept (PoC) demonstrating how smart contracts can simplify the buying, selling, and payment of dividends from bonds.
Nearly seven years later, Swift announced its collaboration with more than a dozen top banks and financial infrastructure providers, including Citi, BNY Mellon, and DTCC, on a blockchain interoperability model powered by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), which also recently launched on multiple top blockchains and testnets.
This latest collaboration between Chainlink and Swift is aimed at developing how traditional financial entities transact with a variety of public and private blockchains through Swift’s PKI and CCIP’s blockchain abstraction layer.
Allowing banks to seamlessly interact with an increasingly multi-chain world through their existing backend infrastructure would future-proof traditional finance while simultaneously allowing blockchains to fully take hold in capital markets.
During last month’s EthCC keynote, Nazarov highlighted his long-term vision for a CCIP-enabled “internet of contracts” that secures the world’s value through a multi-chain ecosystem of public blockchains and private bank chains.
Speaking to an audience full of developers, he said, “That’s a real opportunity and something we want to facilitate in a secure and reliable way to show the world that they are better off using the blockchain financial system.”
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