Digital Currency: Technology, Challenges, and Opportunities

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HKU-SCF FinTech Academy Workshop Series
Digital Currency: Technology, Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 27 Aug 2020

The world has witnessed an immense advance in digital currencies in recent years. This disruptive innovation defines new ways in which financial activities can be carried out using digital technologies. The market is responding to the reality that digital currencies, either privately or central bank issued, will be an unavoidable part of the global monetary system. This workshop aims to focus on the technologies underneath digital currencies and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by digital currencies adoption. It also seeks to provide a platform for established academics and industries to exchange their insights on the implications of digital currencies, and to encourage discussions on how the existing frameworks from the perspective of law, business and technology can be extended to incorporate this new technology-enabled development.

Is Hong Kong Ready For Digital Assets?

Mr. Peter Yan
Cyberport, Hong Kong 

History and Recent Advances in Blockchain-Enabled Cryptocurrencies

Dr. Allen Au
The University of Hong Kong

Challenges of Digital Currency from the Perspective of Financial Crimes

Prof. K Y Lam 
Nanyang Technological University

Blockchain Technology in the Post-CDBC Era

 Prof. Shuo Bai
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Government and Private-Sector Backed Digital Currencies in the Fintech Era

Dr. Fangzhao Lu 
MIT and The University of Hong Kong