Ivona joined ECN in October 2020 as a senior researcher and project manager. Her main focus is on developing projects and policy activities related to the blockchain and crypto-asset markets. Besides that, she manages EU-funded projects and devotes time to policy initiatives. Ivona obtained a doctoral degree in equity crowdfunding and initial coin offerings from Tilburg University in 2020. She gained an extensive teaching experience in corporate law, entrepreneurial finance, and negotiation at the same university. In 2018, Ivona joined EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum as a member of the Policy group and in 2020 she was admitted to the Academic Advisory Board of INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications), where she contributes in the field of crypto-assets, finance, regulatory frameworks and token offerings.