• Antonio Leal Batista
    Antonio Leal Batista
    Head of Project Support, LACChain

    Computer scientist and software engineer with more than 20 years of experience using innovative technologies and applying to enterprise solutions. Head of Project Pipeline in the LACChain technical team, managing projects on the LACChain blockchain network since 2019 related to Self-Sovereign Identity, Customs, Procurement, Cross-Border Payments, Digital money, Domestic violence, Quantum resistance, Securities, Supply chain, and Academic Diplomas.

  • Dan Weinberger
    Dan Weinberger
    Morpheus Network
  • Daniel Szegö
    Daniel Szegö
    Co-Founder, CBDC Think Tank Budapest

    Daniel Szego is a software architect and university lecturer working with different DLT technologies for more than a half decade, having an in-depth experience among the others with the Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric stacks.

    As one of the founders of the CBDC Think Tank Budapest his focus is researching on innovative wholesale and cross-border CBDC initiatives that are implemented by different DLT platforms.

  • Jan Klesla
    Jan Klesla
    Co-Founder, Blockchain Republic Institute
  • John Ho
    John Ho
    Head, Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

    John Ho is the Global Head of Legal, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”), overseeing and providing legal advisory, transactional and documentation support for Financial Markets (FM) business globally for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), its branches and affiliates. Mr Ho is a member of the FIA Asia Regional Advisory Board. Mr. Ho is also the co-chair of (1) the ISDA South East Asia Legal and Regulatory Committee and (2) the ISDA Asia Pacific ESG Working group.

    Mr. Ho plays an active role in implementing changes within SCB to conform to applicable OTC regulatory reforms impacting FM business. He has been involved in fostering closer working relationship and rapport with industry groups and regulators on key global and regional regulatory reform changes, including Interbank Offered Rate (IBOR) reforms, MIFID II/MIFIR, Dodd Frank, EMIR, CRDIV, FATCA, CCPs and Margin Reforms for Uncleared Derivatives.

    In addition, Mr. Ho has supported digitisation in SCB and adoption of new or innovative technology initiatives such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. He is an active participant in the industry’s Fintech events and has shared insights on the legal and regulatory framework relating to the development of Fintech, Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

    Mr Ho is a mentor for the UK FCA Sustainability TechSprint, FCA Digital Sandbox, R3 and LongHash, both global incubator networks which provide a full range of support for start-ups working on blockchain or distributed ledger related projects. He also co-authored the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium 2021 Whitepaper.

    Prior to joining SCB, Mr. Ho was the Managing Director Principal in the legal department of Bear Stearns (Japan), Ltd (“Bear Stearns”) where he supported the Asia franchise (including Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India and South-east Asia) from January 2003 to August 2008 covering various structured products and derivatives including equity derivatives, credit derivatives, fixed income and commodities.

    Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Ho worked as Asia equity counsel for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo with experience dealing in convertibles, options, warrants, delta one products and other types of equity derivatives transactions, equity finance and equity capital markets.

    He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 1995 and he received his law degree from the National University of Singapore.

  • Tamara Ferreira Schmidt
    Tamara Ferreira Schmidt
    Executive Director, Digital Euro Association

    Tamara Ferreira Schmidt is executive director of the Digital Euro Association (DEA). She is specializing in Financial Engineering, Capital Markets and Derivatives with over 15 years of experience. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation granted her the German Chancellor Fellowship to research the impact of alternative financing on the Brazilian and German early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystems. Consultant and creator of personalized content about investments, startups, innovation, digital currencies and blockchain, Tamara has already lectured at Brazil-Germany Fintech eTour, TEDx KanzlerPark, among other events.


INATBA Online Conference Room


Oct 05 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments: Connecting the Fragmented World

Blockchain is said to be a game-changer for cross-border payments, making the entire process simpler, reducing costs and time required for transactions. The event intends to engage the audience on the most essential facts about utilising blockchain for cross-border payments, showcasing some of the latest use cases, and discussing the opportunities and challenges.


1. Introduction & Welcome
2. Presentation – John Ho | Standard Chartered Bank
3. Presentation – Antonio Leal Batista | LACChain/Inter-American Development Bank
4. Presentation – Dan Weinberger | Morpheus Network
5. Panel Discussion – Moderator: Jan Klesla | Blockchain Republic, Panelists: Daniel Szego | CBDC Think Tank Budapest, Tamara Ferreira Schmidt | Digital Euro Association, John Ho | Standard Chartered Bank, Antonio Leal Batista | LACChain/Inter-American Development Bank, Dan Weinberger | Morpheus Network
6. Final Remarks & Conclusion

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