Erwin Voloder has been involved in the blockchain sector 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 with both the European Commission and European Central Bank.  Currently, he is Senior Policy Fellow at the European Blockchain Association. He frequently participates in working groups on programmable money and decentralized finance both at the EU level and internationally including advising national governments on areas such as decentralized finance.

His areas of expertise include tokenization, monetary policy, regulation, geopolitics and programmable money. His current line of research focuses on programmable money solutions for cross-border payments, including CBDC interoperability with DeFi markets, and ‘digital currency areas’ involving stablecoin/CBDC fungibility.