Bitcoin, stable coins and central bank digital money

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:30 / 14:00

207, Viale Romania, 32

Speaker: Aleksander Berentsen , University of Basel


Title: Bitcoin, stablecoins and central bank digital money

Abstract: I first introduce blockchain technology by identifying and discussing the key innovation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The innovation is a consensus mechanism in a distributed and permissionless database. I then talk about the main use cases of this technology such as censorship resistant virtual assets, smart contracts and stable coins. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the implications for central banks and the financial system.