Distributed ledger technologies can without doubt deliver on the mechanics of peer-to-peer transactions. The real issue is creating an ecosystem with a level of transparency and security that consumers, regulators and companies trust. The closer you move to central banks and fiat currencies, the higher the barriers to buy-in and deployment. This panel will cover current and future initiatives as well as the technology, business and regulatory requirements and challenges at play in the efforts to bring new payment and currency models to market on both the wholesale and retail level.
Robert Bench, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation, DTCC Matthieu Saint Olive, Codefi Payments Product Manager, CBDC Advisor, Consensys Laura Shin, Crypto/Blockchain Journalist + Podcast Producer and Host of Unchained