International Conference on Cryptocurrency and Central Bank Digital Currency: Opportunities, Risks, and Regulation

2 – 3 December 2022

CUHK LAW successfully held the international conference on “Cryptocurrency and Central Bank Digital Currency: Opportunities, Risks, and Regulation” in a hybrid form (face to face and online) on 2 and 3 December 2022. The conference brought together regulators, practitioners and scholars sharing their insights and perspectives on the subject matter, in the broad context of recent economic, financial, technological and regulatory developments, complicated by geopolitical tensions and pandemic impacts. Mr. Joseph H. L. CHAN, JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR, and senior representative for Mr. Laurence Li, SC, Chairman of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, gave opening speeches for the conference.

The conference featured prominent scholars from prestigious institutions around the world, including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Mainland China and Hong Kong. It was innovatively arranged as an inter-faculty collaboration among law, business and engineering, so as to generate inter-disciplinary ideas on the subject matter.

The conference was proudly supported by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, and Hang Seng Bank. It was also organized in partnership with the Banking and Finance Law Review, a well-respected international law journal in the field which will help disseminate conference papers.

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