Today, the blockchain and digital currency industries are at a turning point similar to that of the internet boom of the 1990s. Similar to the historical impact of the Internet, these technologies can lead to greater financial inclusion and economic opportunity. Will global policymakers have thoughtful regulation that both encourages innovation and protects consumers? If not, what are the implications?
At Ripple Swell Global 2020, Sheila Warren – Head of the Blockchain and Digital Assets Team at the World Economic Forum (WEF) – comes out with Monica Long, SVP for Marketing at Ripple, to answer these questions. Warren will examine what it takes to design inclusive and with user protection in mind, and how policymakers think about digital currencies and blockchain technology today and tomorrow.
Warren has a firsthand understanding of the importance of discussion and clear policy frameworks to unlock the transformative potential of these technologies in a way that embeds ethics, inclusion, and integrity in our increasingly connected, but often financially divided, world.
At the WEF, Warren is focused on creating communities between regulators and central banks to encourage further research and implementation of these technologies. In a first step, the WEF’s Global Blockchain Council recently announced the creation of the “Presidio Principles” with the aim of aligning key stakeholders with a fundamental vision of how users can and should be protected as blockchain technology advances. Discussions and projects like these are of the utmost importance as the industry advances.
Ripple’s invitation-only conference will go virtual for the first time this year on October 14th and 15th. Warren brings her expertise, along with a bold roster of upcoming payments experts and industry giants, to the event to discuss trends, successful blockchain implementations, and today’s developments in leading financial institutions are meeting growing consumer demand for better, more inclusive financial systems.
As the industry continues to mature, and these advances solve more realistic problems, Ripple Swell Global is hosting a virtual meeting to explore the potential impact and connect with industry thought leaders in an immersive, interactive environment.
Check Ripple Insights for regular updates as we will be announcing the agenda and even more speakers in the coming weeks. Request your invitation today.