The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is hosting an event later this month that will explore the impact of blockchain on financial stability.
The US central bank branch is co-organizing the event, which will be held on September 28–29 with the Journal of Economics and Business. The segment on blockchain and cryptocurrencies is scheduled for the latter part of the first day, beginning with a session on "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrencies" that will feature Jim Cunha, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and William Nelson, executive managing director of The Clearing House.
Of note is that blockchain's impact on financial stability is a subject that has been raised by other central banks in the past, including by representatives to the Financial Stability Board (FSB), which counts a number of central bank leaders among its membership.
Still, in the introduction to the event's agenda, the question of what that impact might entail is acknowledged as an open one.
The Philly Fed wrote:
The event is set to include presentations on four research papers, covering topics such as "The Law of One Bitcoin Price?" and "Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts," among others.
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