Business & Policy past event

The Future of Digital Currencies: Libra & Beyond

February 5, 2020 - February 5, 2020
The Future of Digital Currencies: Libra & Beyond
Evening Discussion

Wednesday, February 5, 6–8:15 PM

Online registration for this event has closed. Please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 to register.

Opinions on digital currencies are sharply divided between enthusiasts who embrace them, believing that they will replace banks altogether, and those who claim cryptocurrencies are a bubble that will disappear over the coming years. The evident volatility of cryptocurrencies and recent regulatory actions have inevitably begged questions about their legitimacy and reliability. Despite these concerns, digital currencies seem to move toward mainstream adoption. Financial institutions are considering adopting digital currencies or even establishing their own. Facebook recently jumped onto the cryptocurrency bandwagon, announcing the rollout of Libra in 2020. Are digital currencies the future of money? In this program, speakers weigh in on the current cryptocurrency landscape, Facebook’s Libra, and the future of digital currencies.

Speakers:
Oki Matsumoto, Chairman & CEO, Monex Group, Inc.
Simon Potter, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; former Head of the Markets Group & System Open Market Account Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Moderator:
Brady Dale
, Senior Reporter, CoinDesk

Agenda:

6-6:30 PMRegistration
6:30-7:45 PMDiscussion and Q&A
7:45-8:15 PMReception

Admission:
Non-members: $20
Corporate members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Individual members at Patron Circle level and above: $15
Academic and government: $15
Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • Feb 05, 2020 at 6:00 pm