Erwin Voloder has been in the blockchain industry since 2017 first as a start-up founder in Canada and currently as a regulatory and technical expert in Europe. He is a former economist and regulator with both the European Commission and European Central Bank. Currently he is Senior Policy fellow at the European Blockchain Association where he leads research/advocacy between the web3 community and public institutions. He participates in blockchain working groups and international symposia while also advising EU member state governments and global companies on blockchain regulation. His published research focuses on the geopolitical implications of CBDCs and also challenges surrounding the regulation of decentralized finance.