FSDC Industry Exchange Series – Zooming in: The Rise of Digital Currencies and Payment Methods



As digital currencies and payment methods have gained traction globally, different markets are exploring potential application scenarios and how best to leverage the developments. Such efforts involve not only the private sector, but public sector participants are key enablers of such trends.

In this webinar, distinguished speakers shared their views on the wholesale and general purposes of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Our experts also discussed the implications of digital currencies, such as CBDC and other cryptocurrencies, for digital payment systems and methods. They also spoke about the opportunities and challenges for the financial markets with the gradual introduction of digital currencies and payment innovations.

Moderator:
Dr King Au, Executive Director, FSDC

Panellists:
• Dr Dorothy Chau, Director of Hong Kong, Macao & Cross-border Financial Affairs, Tencent
• Ms Angelina Kwan, Group Chief Operating Officer & Risk Officer, Hashkey
• Prof Michael Sung, Chairman, CarbonBlue Innovations; Founding Co-director, Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center, Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University

Supporting organisations:
• Alternative Investment Management Association
• Chinese Banking Association of Hong Kong
• CFA Society Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Family Office Association Hong Kong
• The Hong Kong Association of Banks
• The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
• Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
• Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
• Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute
• The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
• Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
• Private Wealth Management Association
• Treasury Markets Association

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