The organizers of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will devote a separate session to the cryptocurrency industry, titled “Restarting Digital Currencies,” on January 25-28.

The session will focus on the diminishing role of cash and the emergence of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Speakers will talk about the opportunities provided by cryptocurrencies. The speakers will also discuss the work of the global digital currency management consortium, created on the basis of the WEF and working on the regulation of digital assets.

The first part of the discussion, which will take place on January 25  will be attended by:

  • Sheila Warren, Head of Data, Blockchain and Digital Assets at WEF;
  • Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey;
  • Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO of BTC Africa SA;
  • Glenn H. Hutchins, CEO of North Island Ventures;
  • Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek.

On January 28, the forum will feature:

  • Sara Pantuliano, Executive Director of the Institute for Foreign Development;
  • Senior Minister of the Government of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam;
  • Chairman of the National Institute for Financial Research Zhu Min.

The first parts of all sessions will be available online, the second – through the TopLink service.

This year, the WEF will be held in the online format from January 25 to 29. The main live Davos Forum is scheduled in Singapore for May 13-16, 2021.