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Professor Rosa Lastra to deliver the Witteveen Lecture Keynote

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra will hold her keynote in the annual Witteveen Lecture series entitled 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

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Professor Lastra is Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law and Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Digitalisation has reached the shores of central banking. The trichotomy of cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and CBDCs is challenging established notions of money and monetary sovereignty, and reviving the old debate between state theory of money and societal or market theory of money.

Money is changing nationally and internationally. But money remains a public good. While at the national level this justifies the public ordering of the monetary and payment system, at the international level, it will also require a normative framework. The lecture will also explore how traditional legal categories such as legal tender are adapting to the digital space.

The lecture will be followed by a panel and Q&A. Find out more and register for the event.



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