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Jul 27

Private Sector and Digital Euro – Stablecoins: Hype or Gamechanger?

July 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Private Sector and Digital Euro – Stablecoins: Hype or Gamechanger?

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) webinar series “private sector and the digital euro” will continue with a webinar on stablecoins. As of the end of May 2021, stablecoin supply exceeds $100 billion in market value according to data from The Block. This substantial development in the stablecoin market is primarily driven by the significant global demand for digital assets in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space. While stablecoins are in the spotlight, debates around their stability, resiliency, risk, and compliance with existing regulations in financial markets are currently being shaped. However, the stablecoin market is dominated by US stablecoin providers – euro stablecoins lag behind. Further, as central banks consider issuing their own digital currencies – central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) – dynamics and interlinkages between stablecoins and CBDCs are now remarkably explored.In consideration of these points, in this webinar, we focus on stablecoins and, amongst others, address the following questions:

  • Which different stablecoins exist? What are the different ways of ensuring the stability of stablecoins?
  • Why do euro stablecoins lag behind?
  • Can stablecoins work in an e-money regime with negative interest rates?
  • Which benefits do stablecoins provide?
  • How can stablecoins contribute to the financial system of the future?
  • Which immediate steps can pave the way for their large-scale use?
  • How can smart contracts extend the use cases of stablecoins?
  • What are the implications of stablecoins for monetary policy?
  • How can competitive dynamics between CBDCs and stablecoins be turned into complementary forces?
  • Which aspects are crucial for stablecoins to comply with the existing regulations?
  • Are the Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCaR) and the proposed supervision of stablecoin providers by the ECB necessary steps towards adoption or overregulation?
  • Which role will stablecoins play in international currency competition and cross-border payments?

During the webinar, you will also have the opportunity to ask direct questions to the speakers.

Participants of the webinar

Dr. Markus Franke, Partner, cLabs

Jón Helgi Egilsson, Co-founder and Chair, Monerium

Julien Le Goc, Vice President Enterprise Risk Management, Circle

Jonas Gross, Co-founder and Chairman, Digital Euro Association (DEA)

Location and Date

Location: Online Streaming via YouTube. Details for the live broadcast will be sent to you on the day of the event (no prior software installation required)

Date: July 27, 2021

Time: 17h00–18h30 (CEST)

Language: English


17:00 – Welcome and introductory words (Jonas Gross, co-founder and member, Digital Euro Association)

17:05 – Introduction of the Digital Euro Association (Jonas Gross)

17:10 – Keynote “introduction to stablecoins” (Dr. Markus Franke, Partner, cLabs)

17:30 – Panel on stablecoins

18:15 – Q&A

18:30 – End of webinar

Tickets and registration

Required via Eventbrite; you will receive the URL for the webinar in advance.

Who should participate?

  • Supervisory and regulatory bodies that are empowered to design digital currency systems and/or would be affected by the changes in these systems
  • Employees and decision-makers from the financial sector interested in blockchain technology and advancements of the monetary system
  • Decision-makers and employees from the financial and capital market industry who would be affected by the introduction of digital currencies
  • Lawyers and consultants with a focus on capital market law and digitization
  • Decision-makers and employees from the financial and capital market industry who are affected by the regulation of the crypto market
  • Journalists from the economics and technology department
  • Other groups of people with an interest in capital markets, crypto assets, technology, and digitization


Digital Euro Association

E-Mail: info@digital-euro-association.de

Web: www.digital-euro-association.de

About the Digital Euro Association

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in crypto assets, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and other forms of digital money. Our mission is to contribute to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform for discussion and a community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists. We are committed to independence and excellence, aiming to set the agenda and to shape policy by encouraging new ideas and forward-thinking in the field of digital money. We deal with new and innovative topics such as the digital, programmable Euro and Libra, but also with “classical” crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ether. More information on the Digital Euro Association can be found on our website, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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July 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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