Opening Remarks:
Amb. Daniel Fried
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative and Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Jennifer Fowler
Brunswick Group LLP

Barbara C. Matthews
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Founder and CEO, BCMstrategy, Inc.

Moderated By:
Bart Oosterveld
C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth; Director, Global Business & Economics Program
Atlantic Council

Facebook has revealed plans for its ambitious new digital currency, Libra, to launch in the first half of 2020. Libra, operating on a version of blockchain, hopes to become a widely adopted payment method, supported by Facebook’s 2.4 bn users and a coalition of global corporations including Uber, Visa, and Spotify.

Libra’s scale and potential to disrupt financial services markets pose a myriad of challenges. While Libra could bring about economic benefits, especially to those with limited access to traditional financial services, regulators worldwide are concerned with how to ensure Libra meets the highest standards to prevent money-laundering, tax evasion, or hacking. Join our expert discussion to learn more about these emerging challenges. 

Join us on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) for what promises to be a timely and informative discussion. This event is on-the-record and open to the media.  

A light breakfast will be served.

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