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The Future of Money, Governance & The Law at Georgetown University – Washington, DC

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+4

Come and join us for a full day of speakers, panels and interactive conversation with government and industry leaders as we discuss the future of money governance and the law. Mark your calendars.

The impact of blockchain technology on government financial systems, including the impact of blockchain and cryptocurrency on financial institutions, government financial regulators and economic governance, will be the focus of our discussion. Speakers will highlight blockchain technology and:

Redefining Money

  • How is money valued?
  • Where does the value come from?
  • How and why do people put their trust or faith into a currency?
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Corporate currency, e.g. Facebook coin, JP Morgan, and similar “stablecoins”
  • Digital commodity money, e.g. Bitcoin, Litecoin, and commodity-backed
  • Digital cash, e.g. Zcash and Monero


  • How blockchain technology may impact revenue collection
  • How blockchain may impact Government auditing, accountability, and transparency
  • Potential and issuance of government tokens

Tokenomics & Crypto-governance

  • How the money supply and inflation is managed in a cryptocurrency.
  • Token generation, air drops, & mining

International Organizations / Non-Government Organization (NGOs)

  • How are international organizations using blockchain technology?
  • Public statements and guidance made about blockchain and cryptocurrency (e.g., United Nations, the International Monetary Fund-IMF, Financial Action Task Force -FATF)

National Governments & Central Banks

  • The role of the Central Banks
  • The impact of blockchain and public positions announced by Central Banks
  • How central banks are using blockchain technology
  • The concept of stable coins and issuance by Central Banks
  • How stable coins may impact national economic systems
  • Capital flight, Alternative revenue sources and revenue collection (mining, smart contract administration)

Impacting Supplies of Money, Inflation & Debt

  • Fractional reserve lending and mechanisms to impacting the supply of money interest rates, inflation and economic activity.
  • Monetary policy and the balance of trade between countries.
  • How cryptocurrency arbitrage may impact fiat currency arbitrage.

Retail Banking

  • Impact of blockchain on retail banks
  • How the banks are using blockchain technology
  • Blockchain banking networks – participants and network attributes


Gilles Hillary – Gilles Hilary is a Chaired Professor and the Accounting and Business Law Area Coordinator at Georgetown University. He is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think-tank on risk management, a Senior Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research and Research Fellow at the French Military Police Academy (CREOGN). He organizes Blockchain-related events such as the Hyperledger Meet-up series in Washington. He is among the top 0.003% most downloaded authors (out of 427,000) in the Social Science Research Network.

Lisa Dawson – Strategic risk and compliance professional, who addresses evolving financial services challenges by architecting innovative action plans. Formerly Chief Compliance Officer for one of the oldest bitcoin exchanges that wanted to start US operations; created U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-money laundering (AML) and Sanctions program. More recently, worked with a Ripple-based banking-as-a-service platform to help set up its U.S. compliance program and obtain State Money Transmitter Licenses (MTLs).

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Admission: $299
GBA professional, organization and training partner members: $199
GBA student members: $25
GBA civil servant members: Free

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October 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gerard Dache
Gilles Hilary


Lohrfink Auditorium
3700 O St, NW
Washington,DC20057United States
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(202) 687-3726