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    Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey on the future of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins

    When: Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

    Online only: https://www.brookings.edu/events/bank-of-england-governor-andrew-bailey-on-the-future-of-cryptocurrencies-and-stablecoins/

    What: The way we pay and the types of money available to us are evolving rapidly. Developments in technology and digital networks and the increase in online retail have created the demand for digital transactions, which could drive radical change in payment systems.

    The Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings will host Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, to discuss how these trends are evolving and the growing role of stablecoins, which are cryptocurrencies linked to the price of some stable asset or basket of assets. He will talk about the risks and benefits of these innovations and how they must be safe so we can use them with confidence. He will also explain how public authorities are enhancing existing infrastructure and consider the potential development of central bank digital currencies.

    Following Governor Bailey’s remarks, he will then be joined for a panel discussion with Christopher Brummer of Georgetown Law School, Blythe Masters of Motive Partners, Eswar Prasad of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, and Fennie Wang of Dionysus Labs.

    Viewers can submit questions to events@brookings.edu or on Twitter using #BaileyatBrookings.

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