Breakfast Briefing: Virtual Currencies - Virtue or Vice?

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Virtual currencies (and cryptoassets more generally) are never far from the headlines and continue to gain in popularity. Yet, global regulatory responses remain inconsistent, ranging from hostility in certain jurisdictions to cautious support in others. For a borderless asset representing widely discussed risks and less widely acknowledged opportunities, the lack of global coordination is a vulnerability. Belatedly global policy bodies such as the G20 are accepting that virtual currencies are not merely a passing fad.

This breakfast briefing will consider the current position of global policymakers, leading private sector actors and law enforcement/regulatory authorities to this expanding phenomenon.

Panellists include:

  • Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies;
  • Olivier Kraft, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies.

These briefings are open to Major Corporate Level Members and above.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tea, coffee and pastries will be available from 0800.

To attend this event, please e-mail Sabrina Downey, via

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