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Date and Location

October 6, 2021
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Wex 434 A/b


Stablecoins, CBDCs and the Future of Money: Session 2-- CBDCs Photo

​Suddenly there is a lot of attention in Washington being paid to stablecoins--a type of cryptocurrency that has grown enormously--and central bank digital currencies or CBDCs.  Government reports on both will be issued any day.  Are these instruments the future of money?  How should stablecoins be regulated?  Should the U.S. create a CBDC?  Should we be worried that China is doing so?  How do the policy choices affect  financial inclusion and economic inequality? This session will focus on central bank digital currencies or CBDCs.

Timothy Massad is a Research Fellow at M-RCBG and was formerly the chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the U.S. Treasury.This seminar is the second of a two-part series on the topic. Session 1: StablecoinsOctober 5, 4:15pm,  Allison Dining RoomSession 2: CBDCs October 6, 4:15pm, WEX 434 A/B

This in-person event is limited to those with an HUID: space is limited due to room capacity.  Seating will be first-come, first-seated.

All attendees will be required to sign-in upon arrival.

Speakers and Presenters

​Timothy Massad