The ongoing experiments, pilots, and policy work around CBDCs could be equally if not more significant for the world of money. Central banks around the globe are warming up to CBDCs, triggered by Big Tech, and their ambitions to build alternative payment rails to existing card and bank-based payment systems.
According to Citi, "The race towards Digital Money 2.0 is on. Some have framed it as a new Space Race or Digital Currency Cold War." - what do you think?
In this event Citi will present their latest report "FUTURE OF MONEY. CBDCs, Crypto and 21st Century Cash" and Mastercard will present their strategy for crypto currencies. MiraiEx will present their cryptocurrency marketplace and how they built it.
11.00: Welcome - by moderator Hans Christian Bjørne, COO at TheFactory.no - Nordic Accelerator & VC
11.40: Mastercard's perspectives on the future of money and cryptocurrencies - Holly Jones, Director, Blockchain & Digital Currencies at Mastercard // Paul Graham, Vice President, Customer Innovation Solutions, Europe at Mastercard
12.10: Technical aspects concerning crypto/blockchain and payments, presented by Odd Gunnar Stakvik, Mastercard
12.30: Building a cryptocurrency marketplace, presented by Thuc Hoang, Founder and CEO, MiraiEx
13. 00: Wrap up by TheFactory.no - Nordic Accelerator & VC