CBDC Masterclass

CBDC Masterclass

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$399 – $599

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The George Washington University

2121 I Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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Course Description

The CBDC Masterclass, held on Day 1 of the CBDC Summit, is a full-day intensive taught by a group of CBDC experts and is held by the CBDC Think Tank in partnership with the IMF and George Washington University. Each of the eight sessions provides deep education and intimate access to experts. The sessions are designed as instructional deep dives with full presentations and Q&A components.

Since only 50 seats are available for this class this course is open only to professionals and executives.

All attendees will receive a printed and bound 300+ pages study guide that supports the learning in the course.

Lectures and Deep Dives

Who's Doing What and Why?, John Kiff [IMF / CBDC TT]

The CBDC Decision Making Process, Ashley Lannquist and Herve Tourpe [IMF]

CBDC Design Considerations (TBD)

DeFi + CBDCs: Understanding DeFi, AMMs & Stablecoin Swaps, Prof. Jamiel Sheikh [CBDC TT]

Macro and Financial Stability Risks Marcello Miccoli [IMF]

CBDC Legal Considerations, Prof. Dr. Jiaying Jiang [UF Law]

CBDC Cybersecurity Readiness, Arvinder Bharath, [IMF]

Instructor Bios

Professor Jamiel Sheikh is founder of the CBDC Think Tank and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and CUNY and Professor of Practice at Zhejiang International Business School, where he teaches blockchain and digital currency topics and is Innovation Fellow at Columbia Business School's Lang Center for Entrepreneurship.

In addition, Jamiel is founder and CEO of Instamint, the popular learning sites Blockchain101.com and CBDCInsider.com. He is currently authoring a book on decentralized finance for Columbia University Press and NFTs for Cambridge Press.

Jamiel has over 25 years of experience in banking and capital marketing, having worked for organizations like Lehman Brothers, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Sun Microsystems, SONY and Citigroup. He runs Blockchain NYC, New York City's largest blockchain and digital assets Meetup group in NYC consisting of over 35,000+ local members and holds marquee conferences like DEFICON and CBDC Summit.

Jamiel is board member of the Society of Women Coders, a group that seeks to help young females in underprivileged societies better engage in technology and sits on board of advisors of several startups while and expert member of the United Nations Digital Currency Global Initiative and expert at the Digital Euro Association.

Jamiel holds an MBA from Columbia University's Business School and BBA from Baruch College and is completing his second Masters in Distributed Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Herve Tourpe is Chief Digital Advisor at the IMF. He leads a team of digital experts in transformative technologies relevant to IMF’s Member Countries, such as Fintech, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, cloud and the related cyber risks. A passionate “techno-realist”, he strives to provide unbiased and cross-country expertise on technology trends, opportunities and risks, especially for emerging and low-income countries. Mr. Tourpe is an expert in national digital strategies, with a particular focus on financial inclusion, sustainable development, digital payment and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).  Formerly Chief Enterprise Architect, Mr. Tourpe has astrong background in IT strategy, technology innovation and User Experience (UX).

John Kiff is a Managing Director at the CBDC Think Tank. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2021, he was a Senior Financial Sector Expert at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Before that he was at the Bank of Canada for 25 years, where he spent most of his time managing the funding and investment of the government’s foreign exchange reserves, including running its interest rate and currency swap book. At the IMF he was part of the team that produces the semi-annual Global Financial Stability Report. More recently he has been focusing on fintech issues, OTC derivative market infrastructure, and longevity risk transfer markets. He is active on Twitter (@Kiffmeister) and blogs at the Kiffmeister Chronicles.

Professor Dr. Jiaying Jiang is assistant professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a co-leader of the Central Bank Digital Currency Project cooperating with the China Center at Yale Law School, and a contributor of the RegTrax Initiative at Stanford Law School. She is also an attorney and counselor at law in the State of New York and China.

Her research focuses on the interaction between law and technology, particularly in the areas of policies and regulations on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and CBDCs. Her scholarship has appeared in Pittsburg Law Review, Tsinghua China Law Review, Cambridge University Press, and other journals in the United States, China, and Europe. Her CBDC-related scholarship has been widely cited by the Federal Reserve of Boston, MIT, Stanford, Hoover Institute, and many more academic journals and news outlets.

Remaining Bios Forthcoming

About the CBDC Think Tank

The CBDC Think Tank is a group of bankers, researchers, academics, members of international financial institutions (IFIs) and non-government organizations (NGOs) interested in (and, dare we say, passionate about) the future of digital currencies and payments.

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