Is crypto a commodity, security, or something else? Is crypto an opportunity for financial inclusion or a scam full of consumer abuse? Can regulation truly balance innovation and consumer protections? These are some of the questions facing regulators and policymakers right now. So how do they think about these questions, what challenges do they see, and how will they weigh the pros and cons? Only time will tell, and only then will we know whether regulation will derail or unlock the future of crypto.
The World Bank has released a new report that shows improvements have been made in the total unbanked population (down to 1.4 billion), but calls out that access and adoption require other important steps, like identity and infrastructure. What decentralized identity solutions are needed to allow more users access to digital financial solutions? How do we build to reach more of the under and unbanked?
“Not your keys, not your coins.” We all know the refrain, and at some point, we all have to make a choice. For many, the draw of crypto is that we are free to decide for ourselves. So what are the merits of each, and how do they impact users with different needs? What are the considerations related to driving broader adoption, and for crypto to live up to its promise of decentralized finance and ownership? Join leading experts from industry and academia to discuss.