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Alumni Author Talk: Cryptocurrencies by Dr. Oonagh McDonald

Do you want to understand what cryptocurrencies mean for money? Join us for an Alumni Author Talk with Dr. Oonagh McDonald!

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Alumni Author Talk: Cryptocurrencies by Dr. Oonagh McDonald

Time & Location

Mar 02, 6:00 PM

University Club, 1135 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

About the Event

Have you been wondering about what cryptocurrencies mean for money and is purpose?

Join us on March 2nd at the University Club as Dr. Oonagh McDonald, CBE explores the threats and opportunities of digital currencies and their potential to change the way that global finance works.

Dr. McDonald will discuss the following from her recently published book, Cryptocurrencies: Money, Trust and Regulation:

  • Will Bitcoin ever replace fiat currency?
  • Are existing regulatoray frameworks enough?
  • What is motivating central bank experiments with digital currencies?
  • What will ultimately protect commerical banks from digital currency threats?

The talk will be followed by a reception. To attend, please contact Toya Robinson (TJohnson@universityclubdc.com). Tickets are $38 and payable at the door.

About the Author

OONAGH MCDONALD CBE is an international expert in

financial regulation. She has been a board member of the

Financial Services Authority, the Investors Compensation

Scheme, the General Insurance Standards Council and the

Board for Actuarial Standards. She has also been a director of

Scottish Provident, Skandia Insurance Company and the British

Portfolio Trust. She was formerly a British Member of

Parliament and was awarded a CBE in 1998 for services to

financial regulation and business. She lives in Washington DC.