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36th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference: Cryptocurrencies in the Global Economy

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Save the Date: GIC's Annual Monetary & Trade (AMT) Conference in partnership with the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University will be on April 19, 2018.

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36th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference: Cryptocurrencies in the Global Economy

On April 19, 2018, the Global Interdependence Center will host its Annual Monetary & Trade (AMT) Conference in partnership with the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.  2018 will mark the year of our 36th AMT Conference.

Regulatory and technological developments are changing the nature of financial markets, services, and institutions in ways completely unexpected. Technology innovations including Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies promise disruptions in global transactions and offer significant efficiencies in global markets. With an open, distributed source, cryptocurrencies allow for speedy and transparent transactions. However, despite these benefits, critics have raised concerned about regulation, proliferation of fraud and asymmetric impact on public vs. private information. The conference will add to the debate of the future of this disruptive technology to the global economy.

 

Agenda

 

Session I: “Bitcoins and Other Cryptocurrencies”

  • An update on Trends and Developments. Recent price volatility, the Korean Cryptocurrency, the new futures contract
  • Payments and Clearing Systems. Platforms and new developments
  • The economics. Currency vs. commodity, Supply and Demand, cost of mining, cryptocurrency utility

Session II: “Are Cryptocurrencies Good Investments? Who Invest in Cryptocurrencies?”

  • Market participants
  • Investment vehicles and Trading Activities
  • Institutional participation Banks and other intermediaries

Session III: “The Future of Fintech and Cryptocurrencies”

  • The future in Global Regulations. Global Financial Stability Board, CBOE and BIS and other institutional positions on the future of cryptocurrencies
  • The future of technology and security for cryptocurrencies
  • The Future in Monetary Policy coordination

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 City: Philadelphia Download iCal

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