Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Dimitris Psarrakis


Member Board of Directors


Dimitris is Financial Economist. He was for seven years Economic and Monetary Policy Specialist at the European Parliament where he worked on the Digital Finance files of the EU, financial market structure regulations, including MIFID and the Crowdfunding Platforms Regulation. Dimitris was the draftsperson of the Blockchain Resolution of the European Parliament that set the framework of regulating DLTs in the EU. He was actively participating in the drafting and amending of the MiCA Regulation and his last file of responsibility before leaving the European Parliament was the DLT Pilot Regime that sets the framework of the tokenization of financial instruments in traditional markets. Dimitris was ranked among the 100-top World influencers in the area of RegTech and Blockchain and he is frequent speaker in top-tier universities, international organizations, the World Economic Forum and professional summits on FinTech, RegTech, Blockchain and the Digital Disruption of Banking and Financial Services, in Europe, America and Asia. He has published two books, one on Disintermediation Economics and the impact of Blockhain in Markets and Policies, and one on the Financing and Financial Reporting for the European SMEs in the era of the CMU and the new IFRS, both with Palgrave Macmillan. He is also the co-Founder and Director of the Brussels Council, an initiative that aspires to build a common technological innovation area between EU, Asia and Africa. Dimitris has a postgraduate degree in Finance from Harvard University, an Advanced Executive Diploma in Innovation and Technology Management from MIT and an MBA at the University of Chicago, Booth.