Fintech Week Research and Policy Forum on Crypto Assets

November 6, 2018


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Agenda

CRYPTO ASSETS • DAY 2 AGENDA*

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, IMF HQ2 Conference Hall 1 and 2

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Crypto-Economics


MODERATOR
Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute*

PANELISTS

  • Brian Brooks, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase
  • Nic Carter, Founder, Coinmetrics
  • Gina Pieters, Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge & Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Chicago
  • Alessandra Shultz, Business Development, Gemini

10:30–11:45 a.m.

Emerging Financial Risks and Legal Issues in Crypto Assets


FLASH PRESENTATION: WHAT SHOULD BE DISCLOSED IN AN ICO?
Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Georgetown Law & Faculty Director, Institute of International Economic Law and Founder, Fintech Week

Trevor Kiviat, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

FLASH PRESENTATION: BLOCKCHAIN SYSTEMS AND RISK MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURES 

Petal Walker, Special Counsel, Wilmer Hale

MODERATOR
Aditya Narain, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund

PANELISTS

  • Kristin Boggiano, Chief Legal Officer, Alphapoint
  • Moad Fahmi, Senior Advisor - Fintech, Bermuda Monetary Authority
  • Robert J. Jackson Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Peter Kerstens, Advisor on Financial Technology and Cybersecurity to the Director General FISMA and Co-Chair of European Commission Fintech Taskforce, European Commission

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Crypto Assets and Monetary Policy Transmission


MODERATOR
Vikram Haksar, Assistant Director, Strategy Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund

PANELISTS

  • Mohammad Davoodalhosseini, Senior Economist, Bank of Canada
  • Joseph Noss, Secondee, Financial Stability Board
  • Francisco Rivadeneyra, Research Advisor, Bank of Canada
  • Maria Soledad (Sole) Martinez Peria, Chief, Macro-Financial Division, Research Department, International Monetary Fund

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote
  • Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive, Dubai Financial Services Authority

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Crypto Assets and Economic Development


MODERATOR
Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund

PANELISTS

  • Gerardo Hernández Correa, Member of the Board of Directors, Banco de la República, Colombia
  • Uché Ewelukwa, Professor, School of Law, University of Arkansas
  • Alfonso García Mora, Director, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, The Worldbank Group
  • Nat Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Leaf Global Fintech

3:45–4:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat 

David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

INTERVIEWER: Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law & Faculty Member, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

4:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Conversation and Networking: Taxing Crypto Assets

Itai Grinberg, Professor of Law & Faculty Member, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law

program subject to change

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Conference Papers

Cryptoassets and the History of Payments
Benjamin Geva, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School York University; Torys

 

Cryptocurrencies and the Evolution of Banking, Money and Payments
Benjamin Geva, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School York University; Torys LLP

 

The Effect That the Advent of Blockchain Could Have on Risk Management Infrastructure of the Derivatives Industry
Petal P. Walker

 

What is the Proper Disclosure for an ICO?
Dr. Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Trevor I. Kiviatt, Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Jai Massari, Partner in the financial regulatory practice of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

 

The Law and Finance of Initial Coin Offerings
Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez, Assistant Professor of Law at Singapore Management University
Nydia Remolina León, Legal Advisor for Innovation, Regulation and Digital Transformation at Grupo Bancolombia

 

Towards a Stable Tokenized Medium of Exchange
Alexander Lipton, Chief Technical Officer, Sila Inc and Connection Science Fellow, MIT

 

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICOs: Designing a Functional Policy and Regulatory Approach to Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets
Douglas Arner, Ross Buckley, Anton Didenko and Dirk Zetzsche