MENA Summit 2018

MENA Summit 2018

Capital Markets and the Future of Cash (Invite only)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This senior roundtable will discuss the macroeconomic benefits and risks of moving to a cashless economy; the underlying value, if any, and regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrencies/ICOs as an asset class; and the opportunity for blockchain type solutions to bring greater efficiency and cost reduction to local and regional capital markets.

Discussion topics will include:

  • How can moving to a cashless economy improve economic policymaking? What are the drawbacks? How can the transition be managed effectively?
  • Are cryptocurrencies a viable asset class for institutional and other investors? What are the opportunities and risks and how can they be quantified? What are the opportunities for investors to use cryptocurrencies to express underlying views?
  • What is the potential for blockchain technologies to improve the strength, efficiency, and transparency of capital markets?

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