Digital Money Academy
With the continuous momentum that digital forms of money are gaining around the world, educational efforts about its key concepts are not keeping pace, resulting in staggered discussions about different aspects of CBDCs, stablecoins and other forms of digital money, leading to rising levels of uncertainty. The Digital Money Academy moves the needle in this matter in a positive direction.
Digital Money Academy on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
The Digital Money Academy on CBDCs aims at educating the general public and covers key concepts such as an introduction to CBDCs, technology, lessons learned from central banks worldwide, the current status quo of CBDC development worldwide, use cases and value propositions of retail CBDCs.
These aspects are presented by industry experts involved in the design, research and discussions on the implications of retail CBDCs. The format allows for lectures of sufficient depth to gain a general understanding of CBDCs and their impact on the future of digital money.
Module: Introduction to Retail CBDCs
Sarah Palurovic is an Executive Director at the Digital Euro Association. She is also an Economist and Research Assistant at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, a Finance Associate at Vanagon.vc and a member of the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA) digital assets expert committee. She co-designed the Master of Blockchain & Digital Assets at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where she is a lecturer on the economics of Ethereum. Sarah is a mentor for the DLT and DeFi Talents education program.
Miguel A Fernandez Ordoñez
Module: The Impact of CBDCs on the Financial Sector
Governor of the Banco de España and member of the ECB Governing Council between 2006 and 2012. He was previously Secretary of State for the Economy, Secretary of State for Commerce, Secretary of State for Finance and Budgets, and President of the Competition Court. His latest book, "Adios a los Bancos", is dedicated to CBDCs and the liberalization of banking activities.
Module: Status Quo of CBDC Development & Lessons Learned by the Maygar Nemzeti Bank
Peter Faykiss is the Director of Digitalization Directorate at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary), where he is responsible for FinTech, digital finance and digital currencies topics. Before entering the digital finance area, he gained experience in financial stability and macroprudential policy. As the Head of Division for Banking Regulations of Ministry for National Economy he was responsible for the domestic implementation of the European regulatory package CRD IV in 2013. In 2014 he was appointed as the Head of Macroprudential Policy Department of the MNB, from 2017 he served as the Director of Macroprudential Directorate.
After this one day Digital Money Academy, you will be able to
- Understand and explain different kinds of CBDCs, their functions and their specific use cases
- Identify and judge the suitability of intricate CBDC design features for different monetary policy goals and CBDC developments worldwide
- Understand the progress of CBDC development and lessons learned in Hungary and Kazakhstan
- Discuss key technological aspects of CBDCs and grow your understanding for CBDCs in practice
- Identify and evaluate potentials, risks of CBDC implementation and cybersecurity risks
- Identify and evaluate value propositions of CBDCs
- Assess the impact of CBDCs on the financial sector and financial stability of a country or a currency union
- Identify sources and strategies that support the students to stay up to date with the newest CBDC developments
- Employees, executives and decision-makers from the financial sector interested in the future of digital money and advancements of the monetary system
- Decision-makers and employees from the financial and capital market industry who are affected by the introduction of a CBDC
- Consultants with a focus on capital markets and digitization
- Scholars that are doing research on digital currencies, financial stability, welfare and monetary policy
- Journalists from the economics and technology department
- Employees of startups with digital business models
- Other groups of people with an interest in CBDCs, technology, and digitization
- Get up to speed with cutting-edge retail CBDC knowledge from a technological, economic, political, and social standpoint within a day
- Be guided through a comprehensive learning path
- Learn from experienced industry experts that are involved in the design, research and implications of retail CBDCs on a daily basis - in theory and in practice
- Take advantage of the interactive nature of the course
- Benefit from networking opportunities with the lecturers and participants from relevant backgrounds
- Garner knowledge from leveraging the broad network of experts and community within the DEA network during the academy and beyond
Digital Money Academy on Stablecoins
The Digital Money Academy on Stablecoins aims at educating the general public, financial sector experts, policy-makers, and consultants. Topics covered include the foundation of stablecoins, the different forms of stablecoins, their use cases, how the current stablecoin market looks like, whether stablecoin regulation is needed, and how stablecoin regulation is currently conducted.
These aspects are discussed by industry experts involved in the design, deployment, oversight and general discussions around stablecoins. The format allows for lectures of sufficient depth to gain a general understanding of stablecoins and their impact on the future of digital money.
Module: Introduction to Stablecoins
Marc Anders is a Business Engineer and Research Associate at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC), where he leads the NFT Talents Mentoring Program, among other things. Before entering the blockchain sector he gained experience in business planning and development in the automotive industry and research and data analysis for renewable energy. He researches and lectures in the web3 ecosystem including DeFi, DApps, DAOs, and NFTs but is also interested in the industrial application of DLT & blockchains.
Module: Current Stablecoin Landscape Worldwide
Conrad Kraft is an Executive Director at the Digital Euro Association and oversees its many working groups. He holds a master’s degree in Digital Currencies and Blockchain from the University of Nicosia and has undertaken research in the areas of DLT, Stablecoins, CBDCs, and the use of exponential technologies in the public sector.
Module: Stablecoin Regulation Worldwide
Alireza Siadat, M.J.I., is a distinguished Partner at Annerton, a law firm specialized in regulatory law within the financial sector. His expertise lies in banking regulations, compliance, market entry, and the intricate regulatory framework of digital assets. He's adept at advising banks, crypto exchanges, and digital asset custodians on regulatory and licensing matters.
Beyond Annerton, Alireza holds several advisory roles, including at BFG Blockchain Founders Group AG, focusing on blockchain startups and digital assets. He also co-publishes for Wolters Kluwer's legal journal on the digital economy, specifically overseeing the Digital Finance and E-Commerce sections. Recognized as a co-founder of the Luxembourg-based thinkBlocktank a.s.b.l. and a board member of the European Commission's Blockchain Association, INATBA, and several other crypto firms, Alireza Siadat remains a central figure in the realm of digital finance and regulatory law.
Module: Use Cases for Stablecoins I
Patrick Hansen is Director, EU Strategy & Policy at Circle, a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce, and financial applications worldwide. Circle is powering always-on, internet-native commerce, payments, and custody and is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Prior to that, Patrick was head of strategy & business development at crypto-wallet startup Unstoppable Finance and head of blockchain policy at Bitkom, Europe’s largest tech trade association. Patrick holds master degrees in business and political science.
After this one day Digital Money Academy, you will be able to
- Understand and explain different kinds of stablecoins, their architecture and their specific use cases
- Understand the progress, trends and developments in stablecoins
- Identify and evaluate potentials, risks of stablecoin regulation in different jurisdictions
- Identify and evaluate value propositions of stablecoins as compared to other forms of digital money
- Assess the impact of stablecoins on the financial sector and financial market of the future
- Identify sources and strategies that support the students to stay up to date with the newest stablecoin developments
Employees, executives and decision-makers from the financial sector, capital market industry, macroeconomics, geopolitics and management with a particular interest in digital money, specifically stablecoins
Researchers and scholars from academia in the fields of Programmers and engineers interested in stablecoins as a development platform
Associates and analysts from investment banks and consulting firms (national and international departments)
Employees of startups with digital business models
Consultants with a focus on digital currency
Other groups of people with an interest in capital markets, crypto assets, technology, and digitization
Get up to speed with cutting-edge stablecoin knowledge from a technological, economical, political, and social standpoint within a day
Be guided through a comprehensive learning path
Learn from experienced industry experts that are involved in the design, deployment and research of stablecoins on a daily basis - in theory and in practice
Take advantage of the interactive nature of the course
Benefit from networking opportunities with the lecturers and participants from relevant backgrounds
Garner knowledge from leveraging the broad network of experts and community within the DEA network during the academy and beyond
Join us and influence the future of money