New Economy Forum: Fintech Corner

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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.

 

Speakers

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?

 

Speakers

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.

 

Speakers

Gabriel Soderberg

Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF