Digital Payments and Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?

Date and time
George Washington University, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20052

The Bretton Woods Committee in partnership with the Institute for International Economic Policy will convene a seminar involving policymakers, regulators, and private and financial sector experts to evaluate the changes digital currencies and payment systems have brought to the market and the disruptive potential of a future in which they may become more conventional.

The panelists will evaluate the disruptive likelihood of digital currencies and payments systems (and the underlying technology) on the financial system and the broader global economic order; discuss implications for key stakeholders such as traditional banking institutions, financial services intermediaries, early adopters, and marginalized consumers; and assess the roles for regulators and international financial institutions in a future in which digital payment systems and/or currencies may become mainstream.


  • John Beccia, General Counsel and CCO, Circle Internet Financial
  • Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center
  • Carol Van Cleef, Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
  • Ian Greenstreet, Chairman, Infinity Capital Partners
  • David C. Mills, Assistant Director, Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank
  • Eric Piscini, Principal, Banking and Technology, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Jennifer Shasky-Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Treasury
  • Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Mark T. Williams, Executive-in-Residence & Master Lecturer, Finance, Boston University
  • Edan Yago, CEO and Founder, Epiphyte


  • Michael Casey, Senior Columnist, Wall Street Journal; co-author, The Age of Cryptocurrency
  • Paul Vigna, Reporter, Wall Street Journal; co-author, The Age of Cryptocurrency

Please click here for the event summary and audio recordings.

Thanks to our partner organization: