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Massimo Morini

Chief Economist at the Algorand Foundation

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Massimo is Algorand Foundation's Chief Economist and also serves as head of Rates and Credit Modelling, and Coordinator of Model Research, at IMI bank. He is Professor of Fixed Income at Bocconi University and teaches Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies at Swiss Finance Institute Lugano. He has been Advisor and Trainer at the World Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and several private and public financial institutions.  He published several quantitative papers and is author of the seminal books Understanding and Managing Model Risk, and Counterparty Credit Risk, Collateral and Funding.

Massimo’s main areas of interest are rates and credit modeling, risk management, and technology-enabled transformation of financial markets. He authored the first articles proposing blockchain and smart contract solutions for financial instruments, often quoted by US regulators. As board member, he headed the Valuation, Collateral & Risk Management working group at R3 blockchain consortium of banks. He led the development of smart contracts for collateralized derivatives with trusted computation on Ethereum. In the field he researches on decentralized financial market infrastructures, layer-two solutions and stability mechanisms, and his work on blockchain featured on Coindesk, Bitcoin Magazine, Harvard Business Review.

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