What if we change the system? An introduction to Hybrid Banking
Tijd en locatie
Over het evenement
Lecture and Debate (1h30min) from 11h30 to 13h
Lunch break between 13h and 13h30
Workshop from 13h30 to 15h
We life in a society in transition. The call for a changing economy, a New Deal, is growing louder by the day. This is fuelled by the ongoing process of digitalisation which has led social and economic developments such a servitisation, product-service systems and dematerialisation. These developments are commonly known under the labels of the Internet of Things (IOT) and the Internet of Services (IOS). They also pave the way to create decentralised transactional systems based on ‘blockchain’ enabling the creation of a broad range of ‘cryptocurrencies’ and a new direct way of fostering transactions. This digital technology opens the possibility to work with decentralised transactions based on more than just ‘conventional’ money. As a consequence, values such as time, mobility or energy can be used as means for ‘hybrid’ and ‘peer-to-peer’ transactions between people and between businesses. They are shaped into a decentralised system called Hybrid Banking. In the third and final talk of the Chair Emile Francqui the making of such a system, including possible transactional means, and the consequences for sustainability, circularity and inclusivity will be elaborated upon.