Libra – New Dimensions for Money? (Webinar)


Event Details

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  • Division: Program on Financial Regulation & Technology

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.

Featured Speakers:

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!

Supplemental Content:

Libra White Paper

Facebook Virtual Currency Debate

Webinar Slides

Virginia Continued Legal Education Learning Forms