The George Mason University Program on Financial Regulation & Technology and the Antonin Scalia Law School’s Financial Services Regulation Law Concentration held a live webinar on the financial and regulatory issues raised by the proposed Libra virtual currency, sponsored by Facebook and over two dozen other financial and technology companies on September 25, 2019.
Facebook and other sponsors intend for Libra to become the first digital currency with mass appeal. By collateralizing Libra with hard liquid assets, sponsors say it will avoid the wild value fluctuations that plague other digital currencies. Both features raise unique legal, regulatory, and economic challenges that were addressed during the webinar.
Brian Brooks, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase
Sarah Jane Hughes , University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana University School of Law
Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Co-Founder and Princip al, DLx Law
Thomas P. Vartanian, Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and Executive Director, GMU Program on Financial Regulation & Technology
See below for a full recording of the webinar!