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Wednesday, May 25 • 14:00 - 14:25
Central Bank Digital Currencies, Privacy, and the Cashless Society

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Most governments today are researching or implementing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC): a new digital form of cash. The Chinese Communist Party is furthest along, having launched their digital yuan in time for the 2022 Olympic Games earlier this year. Unfortunately, there is a big problem with these new forms of money: they allow for unprecedented surveillance, financial control, and censorship. Join a central bank scholar, a Bitcoin engineer, and two privacy advocates to discuss the civil liberties implications of CBDCs.

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Matt Odell

Privacy advocate and co-host of the TFTC podcast

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Matthew Mezinskis

Founder of Porkopolis Economics
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Lisa Neigut

Lightning developer at Blockstream
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Janine Roem

Cypherpunk, journalist, and privacy educator

Wednesday May 25, 2022 14:00 - 14:25 CEST
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