Fintech Series

[Webinar] Developments in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the Latest Updates around Digital Assets

New Seminar

Overview

COVID-19 catalyzed the developments of digital assets and the future of money. Many fund houses have now accepted digital assets as an alternative asset class. At the same time, many central banks are developing their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In this webinar, the speakers will provide the latest developments of both topics.

Objective

In this joint webinar with the Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA), our distinguished speakers will provide an overview of the background, latest global developments and trends of digital assets and central bank digital currencies.

Content

1. Latest Trends from the crypto industry/Market updates
2. Overview of CBDCs (What it is, Regulatory views and Benefits)
3. Overview of Stablecoins (Examples and Regulatory views)
4. Types of CBDCs (Wholesale v Retail) and global examples
5. Latest developments of Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) in China
6. Understanding the recently reported mCBDC project by the HKMA, BoT, CBUAE and PBC and what’s next for the eHKD retail CBDC

 

Important Note:

SFC CPT will be granted upon full-hour attendance.

PWMA OPT hour will be granted based on the following requirement:

- conditioned on successful completion of a post-webinar quiz.

- A short post-webinar quiz will be sent to all pre-registered attendees by email after the webinar (within 2 business days). Attendees will need to pass the quiz within 3 business days in order to get 1 OPT hour.

Who should attend

Applicable to all financial services practitioners.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Oscar FUNG
Oscar is a Senior Manager in the Fintech and Crypto team in PwC Hong Kong. He has accumulated a wide range of Crypto and Fintech related experiences, having helped a regulated global crypto exchange on their due diligence review of token issuers and supported a licensed crypto asset management firm on their fundraise in Asia. He has also worked with an overseas regulator on promoting a fintech initiative across its country and was involved in the CBDC project led by the HKMA.
Alexandre TABBAKH
Alexandre is an Associate Director within PwC’s Crypto team in Hong Kong where he specialises in advising multiple types of financial institutions looking to expand their outreach within the crypto industry. From 2015, Alexandre became a crypto and blockchain entrepreneur focused on delivering Blockchain powered solutions to financial institutions as well as building custody products for institutional clients.

Details

Code
TSTFS22001101
Date & Time
Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 (4:30PM - 5:30PM)
Venue
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 2 - Dealing in futures contracts
Type 3 - Leveraged foreign exchange trading
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 5 - Advising on futures contracts
Type 6 - Advising on corporate finance
Type 7 - Providing automated trading services
Type 8 - Securities margin financing
Type 9 - Asset management
Type 10 - Providing credit rating services
Type 11 - Dealing in OTC derivative products or advising on OTC derivative products
Type 12 - Providing client clearing services for OTC derivative transactions
Language
English
Hours
SFC:1.00