New Economy Forum: Fintech Corner


There will be three sessions followed by Q&A:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3


Session 1: Digital Currencies and Energy Consumption

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The environmental footprint of digital money and how it informs a “greener” CBDC design.

In this keynote the speakers will present a framework to analyze the environmental impact of digital money, recent results from the literature on Bitcoin, other DLT networks and Fast Payments Systems and how this could inform the design of CBDCs.



Xavier Lavayssiere

Information Technology Department, IMF


German Villegas Bauer

Research Department, IMF


Session 2: How to Ensure that Cryptos Don’t Benefit Criminals

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

What are countries to do?



Ke Chen

Legal Department, IMF


Kathleen Kao

Legal Department, IMF


Session 3: Behind the Scenes of CBDC

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Presentation on the Fintech Note Behind the Scenes of CBDC about the emerging experience of CBDC in six jurisdictions and the key challenges and questions ahead.



Gabriel Soderberg

Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF