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Gui Silva

Gui Silva has 20 years of experience in financial markets, working in both the public and private sectors. He is Head of Capital Markets at Diginex, Board member of, and Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.

Throughout history, technological advances have put politicians and regulators in a difficult balancing act between embracing the benefits of the transformational changes brought by new technologies, versus providing reassurance to citizens that change can be managed and stability maintained. Take for example the advent of the self-propelled vehicles (cars), which was a response to 19th century society’s need for a quicker way to transport people and goods across the country. Concerned with the safety of the public and the potential harms that could result from the new technology, the British Parliament responded with The Locomotive Act of 1865. This included a maximum speed limit of 2 miles per hour and required a person carrying a red flag to walk at …