Josh Lipsky is the director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. He previously served as a advisor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Speechwriter to Christine Lagarde. He is a term-member at the Council on Foreign Relations and an Economic Diplomacy Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.In these roles he has advised policymakers on a range of challenges to the global economy, including trade wars and the rise of digital currency.
CBDCs and stablecoins—and the tension between them—came into the mainstream conversation in full force this past year. What is the future of digital currency? This debate touched on what makes a trusted global currency, stablecoins’ and CBDCs’ roles in the evolution of money, and more.