Adriano B. Lucatelli speaks about why he thinks the real value of Bitcoin is zero, different narratives of Bitcoin valuation, the comparison of Bitcoin to gold and fiat money, Austrian Economics and Bitcoin, dealing with criticism for his strong views, what the real promise of cryptocurrencies could be, his private experiments with creating tokens, real estate tokens, why traditional financial players offering crypto services is not the future, the seed of the next financial crisis, and his fascination with using finance to improve people’s lives.

The Swiss business magazine “Bilanz” chose Adriano among the top 100 Swiss bankers in 2017. He is an outspoken critic of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and a co-founder and CEO of Descartes Finance, a Swiss Robo Advisor. He started his career in 1994 at Credit Suisse, where he held various managerial positions in Zurich and London, and from 2002 to 2009, he was managing director and member of the management committee at UBS Switzerland in Lugano and Zurich. From 2012 to 2018, Adriano lectured at the University of Zurich on the political economy of international finance.

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