Is the World Ready for Blockchain-Powered Finance?




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Is the World Ready for Blockchain-Powered Finance?

August 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

What will change when commercial and central banks put assets and currencies on distributed ledgers?

Though cryptocurrencies, the price of bitcoin, and NFTs have dominated the mainstream conversation around blockchain in the past year, behind the scenes a revolution is happening in the world of finance. Blockchain, and distributed ledger technologies more broadly, allow for the tracking and transaction of assets on a digital ledger with unprecedented transparency and traceability. During this panel, you will hear from three leaders who are pioneering the new world of blockchain-powered finance. We will consider questions like:

  • How is blockchain allowing commercial banks to build safer, more secure payments platforms for customers?
  • How ubiquitous will Central Bank Digital Currencies become?
  • What kind of infrastructure and governmental policies are needed to ensure the success of these new systems?

►  Speaker Caroline Malcom, Head of Global Blockchain Policy at the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) brings her extensive background and global perspective. Carmelle Cadet, Founder and CEO of EMTECH, is championing financial inclusion by providing software to support central bank digital currencies. Greg Tamberlane, VP of Digital Asset Solutions at Signature Bank, is using blockchain technologies to provide better services to customers. This conversation will be moderated by Carolyn Rogers, Program Director at IBM.




August 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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