Basic concepts in digital currencies

Guest Lecture Series
29 aprile 2021
29 April 2021

Where: Zoom Platform, h. 12.30


Do we need to trust a central authority to make a payment? What are digital currencies? What is the difference between bitcoin, Libra and a central bank issued digital currency? This seminar provides an overview of the evolution of payment systems, from the exchange of gold coins in the 16th century to the exchange of digital tokens over a network today. We will discuss the main features of digital currencies, challenges and opportunities that they raise for regulators and how we will pay for coffee in five years.


Priscilla Toffano, IMF


To register please fill in the application form within 28 April, 23.59