Fearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar
Two former ranking members of the CFTC offered up a plan for a government-sanctioned, blockchain-based digital dollar.
In this video from WEF 2020, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, also known as “Crypto Dad,” discusses his push to digitize the U.S. dollar and the future of global currencies.
Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo and LabCFTC head Dan Gorfine are forming the Digital Dollar Foundation, working with Accenture to determine how best to create a U.S. central bank digital currency.
The Digital Dollar Project's first white paper describes how a two-tiered system underpinning a tokenized dollar could modernize the U.S. financial system.
Christopher Giancarlo has joined law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher as its new senior counsel, where the former CFTC chief intends to continue advocating for a digital dollar and other policies.
"We saw a bubble building and we thought the best way to address it was to allow the market to interact with it," said Christopher Giancarlo.