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Digital Currency Ecosystems: Can we leverage them to create financial inclusion at scale?

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Libra, Celo, Stellar, Ripple. Join us for a deep dive conversation with these global payment platforms and digital currency creators to explore how these emerging technologies can actually address the needs of those excluded by the formal financial system versus providing just another way to buy a Whopper (Burger King started accepting Bitcoin, but only in Germany). How are they fostering an ecosystem for tech innovators? How can their tech be used? We want to use your live questions and comments to drive a conversation that gets us a step closer to creating a roadmap to an inclusive financial system for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Confirmed Panelists

  • Mercy Corps Ventures – early-stage impact investor
  • Celo – an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone
  • Libra – a global payment system and financial infrastructure
  • Ripple – a global payment platform that uses blockchain technology and digital assets to enable financial institutions to send money across borders

Unconfirmed Panelists

Stellar – an open source, decentralized protocol for digital currency to fiat money transfers which allows cross-border transactions between any pair of currencies

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