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Event Date Thu Jan 27 EST (in 2 days)
Location Online Event
Region All

Fiscal Service has invited two speakers from MIT to provide an introduction to Central Bank Digital Currencies – what they are, how they are being used, and why there is a growing international interest in them.

Designed as a primer for government employees at Treasury, this talk will serve as a foundation for more upcoming CBDC events and discussions. This event is open to government employees only. A summary of the presentation and speaker bios are available below.

What are Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)? How are they different from the digital money we use every day? What problems can they solve and what new risks do they present? Our speakers’ discussion will explore how different countries are implementing CBDCs, drawing on their experience working with central banks around the world. CBDCs can take many different forms and they will explain how policy objectives can guide the design of a CBDC. They will share ongoing work on how these designs can aim to facilitate trade, contribute to financial stability, combat money laundering, and promote financial inclusion.


2022 Speakers

Alex 'Sandy' Pentland
Director, MIT Connection Science | Professor, MIT

Robert Mahari
JD-PhD focused on the intersection of law and technology