Live Blog: UK Parliament Holds Hearing on Blockchain

A UK House of Lords committee is holding a hearing on blockchain this afternoon.

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The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the UK Parliament, is holding a meeting today to hear from witnesses on the subject of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

starts at 14:05 UTC, beginning with an appearance by Ben Broadbent, deputy governor for monetary policy for the Bank of England, the UK's central bank.

At 14:45 UTC, the committee will hear from Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research associate director Dr Catherine Mulligan; Gresham College professor of commerce Michael Mainelli; and PwC transformation and assurance director Lord Spens.

Finally, at 15:30 UTC, the committee will hear from Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters, and 11:FS co-founder and director of blockchain Simon Taylor.

CoinDesk is liveblogging today's event, so stay tuned for updates as they develop.


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