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[Lecture Series HS21] Blockchain, Finance Industry


Prof. Monica Singer


This lecture will cover the following:

· The Art of the possible with Blockchain technology and the impact on the accounting profession.

· Money reimagined, including stable coins, central bank digital currencies, and cryptocurrencies.

· Digital assets and the impact on financial markets


Tuseday, 19th Oct. 2021

Online Lecture

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Prof. Monica Singer

Monica was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998 until she resigned in August 2017. In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for ConsenSys, being the biggest blockchain company in the world. Monica lives in Cape Town and works remotely.

Monica currently also participates as:
• Board member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
• Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg specialising in blockchain for the accounting and auditing profession.
• Board member of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition (ABC) which is defining market practices for accounting, auditing and taxes for crypto assets.

Monica previously worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 1996/1998 and the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/1996 and was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1989 to 1995. Monica completed her articles with the audit firm Arthur Young in 1987.
Monica sat on various board over the years:
• Vice chair of GLEIF and chair of the business strategy advisory committee of the Global Legal Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) based in Switzerland.
• Chair of the Afrika Tikkun investment trust for 10 years
• Strate Charity shares which donates to underprivilege children.
• Vice President of the Africa Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA).

Monica has been recognised over the last 20 years with many awards, the most notable being the first winner of the Conscious Company award in South Africa in 2017.


Time Speaker Event Title Presentations
18:00 -18:15Welcome & Introduction
18:15 -19:00Prof. Monica SingerBlockchain, Finance IndustryDownload
19:00 -19:30Q&A
19:30 -20:00e-Apéro


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