Session 2: Are Cryptocurrencies Good Investments? Who Invests in Cryptocurrencies?

VIDEO April 21, 2018

Speaker / Author

Michael G. Papaioannou, Ph.D.

Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund

Dr. Michael G. Papaioannou serves as an Expert Advisor at the International Monetary Fund and is a Visiting Scholar and Professor at the LeBow College of Business, School of Economics, Drexel University. He was a Deputy Division Chief at the Debt and Capital Markets Instruments, Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund until July 2017. While at the IMF, he served as a Special Adviser to the Governing Board of the Bank of Greece and led numerous IMF missions on developing economic and financial policies for emerging market and developed economies, designing and implementing sovereign asset and ... Read More

Jim Cunha

Senior Vice President, Treasury And Financial Services Group

Jim Cunha is senior vice president of the Treasury and Financial Services Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. His group’s responsibilities include cash processing, payments/mobile strategies, and wholesale payment operations. The group is also responsible for a payment business for the U.S. Treasury’s Stored Value Card. Cunha is leading the Boston Fed’s applied research into distributed ledger technologies in financial services and studies digital currencies. He is also part of the leadership team for the Federal Reserve’s secure payment efforts. Cunha has worked at the Boston Fed since 1984, and before that, he worked at Fleet National Bank. ... Read More

Greg Cipolaro

CEO, Digital Asset Research

Gregory Cipolaro is CEO and senior analyst at Digital Asset Research. With a background in traditional Wall Street investment, he previously worked at Balyasny Asset Management, where he covered Internet, media, and telecom companies for a market-neutral portfolio. He was a principal at Robeco Investment Management, where he covered a variety of technology sectors and helped manage hedge fund products. Cipolaro started in sales, with two top- rated Institutional Investor magazine research teams that covered technology sectors. Cipolaro has an M.B.A. from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the College of ... Read More

Antoine Martin

Senior Vice President and Head of the Money and Payments Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Antoine Martin is senior vice president and head of the money and payments studies function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Before joining the New York Fed in 2005, he was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Martin’s recent research and policy work has focused on short-term money markets, monetary policy implementation, and payments, including cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies. He has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Journal of Money, Credit, ... Read More

Nolan Bauerle

Director of Research, CoinDesk

Nolan Bauerle is the director of research at CoinDesk. His work with Bitcoin and blockchain technology began in 2013 after convincing the Canadian Senate Banking Committee to study Bitcoin, helping select witnesses, and drafting the report. As the report was tabled in Parliament, it was simultaneously hashed into Bitcoin’s blockchain. ... Read More