What’s Stored In For Crypto-Assets At WEF Davos?

Many top business tycoons, enterprises and politicians across the world coupled with dashing celebrities likely to assemble in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week.

The event is the prime resourceful drive for involving the top global leaders in collaborative activities to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. Well, the theme of this 2020 forum is ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’. While we have highlighted some notable events from the digital assets’ perspectives.

  • The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will take place in Davos, Switzerland scheduled from January 20 – 24th.
  • Emphasis on some crucial parts of the program that may touch upon bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
  • The most interesting discussions, will probably find place on Jan 23. The renowned veterans among the crypto space like David Marcus (CEO of Facebooks Libra) and Neha Narula (Director at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative) will be on the stage to discuss how they can create a trusted digital currency and what trends that are shaping the future of digital currencies.
  • Every year business executives, government officials, entrepreneurs and NGO leaders meet up to discuss how they can make constructive change. They also try and find solutions to global issues. Among other celebrities, the World leaders, key figures from the UN and EU and the top notch officials of major companies such as, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs and IBM are expected to attend this economic event. While the regular guests include billionaire financier George Soros, former UK prime minister Tony Blair, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and U2 singer Bono are likely to feature in this event.

Crypto’s Agenda At The Event:

On 21st Jan: On shaping the future of the digital economy, the renowned speakers like, Derek O’Halloran, Marissa Mayer, Keith Block, Dan Schulman, Lauren Woodman and Börje Ekholm, are likely to talk on how was the competitive landscape changed since a year ago, on what are the key business challenges and opportunities in 2020, and on what should be strategic priorities in the decade ahead.

On 23rd Jan: Challenging the Dominance of the Dollar, the US dollar is the world’s dominant payment and reserve currency but countries are looking to reduce their dollar dependency. What might be the cornerstones of a financial architecture for a multipolar and multi-conceptual world.

Key areas of discussions for the forum: Opportunities for global alternatives, weathering the transition, Geo-economic implications.

Key speakers: Adam Tooze, Mario Centeno, Zhu Ning, Gita Gopinath, Paulo Guedes.

On 23rd Jan: Creating a Credible and Trusted Digital Currency

The possibility of a trusted global digital currency has sparked political, economic and regulatory discussions worldwide.

Key areas of discussions for the forum: Addressing financial inclusion, Implications for security and digital trust, Role of central banking and supervision

Key speakers: Sheila Warren, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, David Marcus, Agustin Carstens, Valdis Dombrovskis, Neha Narula.

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