DC Fintech Week 2020 is a wrap, and this week I’m doing a bit of a victory lap thinking through some of the interesting conversations I was honored to participate in and watch. And in that vein I’m thankful to everyone who helped make the conference a big success. We enjoyed thousands and thousands of viewers from across the world–and a wide range of participants from technologists to big data specialists to cryptocurrency investors to Black Lives Matters scholars and activists.
For those interested in the future of the international monetary system, here’s a conversation I had with Benoît Cœuré, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub; Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Cecilia Skingsley, First Deputy Governor, Riksbank; and Christopher Giancarlo, Co-Founder, Digital Dollar Foundation and Former Chairman of the CFTC.
Among the really interesting things I learned: the barrier to launching a central bank digital currency isn’t the technology. You’ll have to listen to find out what it is.