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The Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) will engage in a public hearing to discuss virtual currencies, an event that takes place in the European Parliament today.

The live stream for the event can be found here.

The 90-minute session will include discussion among academics, prominent members of the European digital currency- and blockchain-space and representatives of the banking industry.

They include:

Representatives of institutions: Wiebe Ruttenberg, European Central Bank (ECB), Directorate-General for Research; Olivier Salles, European Commission, FISMA B3


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Representative of Academia:  Primavera De Filippi, PhD, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and society,  COALA.global (Coalition of Automated Legal Applications)

Representatives of relevant market actors: Jeremy Millar, Magister Advisors LLP; Dr. Thaer Sabri, Chief executive Electronic Money Association; Siân Jones, Founder, European Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Forum (EDCAB)

The draft programme for the session is as shown below:

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome by ECON Chair

15:05 – 15:10 Introduction by ECON rapporteur

15:15 – 16:00 Presentations by speakers (5 min each)

16:00 – 16:25 Discussion with ECON Members

16:25 – 16:30 Conclusions by ECON rapporteur

Time zone indicated is Brussels local time, GMT+1. 

Image from Shutterstock.

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Posted by Samburaj Das