Fintech Series

[Webinar] Central Bank Digital Currencies: from the e-CNY to Libra – what you need to know!


COVID-19 catalyzed the developments on the future of money. Many central banks are considering developing their own digital currencies and offer to the public a new form of central bank money.  China could even be one of the first major global economies to launch its own central bank digital currency (CBDC). In this presentation, the speakers will provide an educational primer on what finance professionals need to know about CBDCs, what could be their impact on financial institutions and society, and share the latest trends and developments from around the world.


This webinar will provide an overview of the background, latest global developments and trends of central bank digital currencies as well as to discuss the economics benefits and impact on businesses, individuals and policy makers.


- What are CBDCs and how are they different from other cryptocurrencies
- Evolution of the cryptocurrencies in recent years
- The pros and cons of CBDC and what are their practical impact for businesses, individuals and policy makers
- A global overview of the latest initiatives, including on the e-CNY undertaken by various countries and central banks around the world and how they differ


Applicable to all financial services practitioners.


Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. He advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters.

Henri was named by LinkedIn as one of the global Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is the host of the FinTechCapsules™ and CryptoCapsules™ social media series. Chambers Global named Henri the “highest profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong” and Asian Private Banker awarded him the “FinTech Changemaker of the Year” award.
William Gee is a partner in PwC’s Risk assurance Practice at PwC China. He currently heads the Financial Services Group at RCA Beijing, leading a team of 3 Partners and over 60 risk and controls professionals. He is also a member of PwC’s C-SOX Task Force, a national role leading the research into the development of internal control assurance and advisory approach and standards for the firm in respond to the MOF’s Basic Standard of Enterprise Internal Control and related Guidance.

William specialises in the field of information risk management after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the UK in 1990. He has over 20 years experience in providing a wide range of assurance and advisory services to clients, focusing on the assessment of business and technology risks. He is also involved in the design, review and enhancement of business and technology processes and controls.


2021年1月26日, 星期二 (12:20下午 - 1:20下午)
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00