Crypto at a Crossroads
The cryptocurrency and digital asset markets continue to explode and offer perpetual promise, volatility while attracting both skeptics and believers. Regulation is clearly on the horizon yet the broader movement seems unstoppable so where do we go from here? Will global regulation meaningfully depress the value of digital currencies and how might it impact the future of digital currencies as legal tender across the industrialized world? Have Bitcoin and other digital assets, tokens, and coins simply evolved to be (highly) speculative asset classes or do we see a real-world business proposition for any of these digital assets? What are the ongoing security, transparency, and “green” concerns around cryptocurrency markets, exchanges, and currency mining? And what disruptive opportunities still remain?
Raj Dhamodharan, EVP, Blockchain, Digital Asset Products & Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
Emily Parker, Managing Director, International Content, Coindesk
Moderator: Taylor Locke, Money Reporter, CNBC