DEA Digital Money Academy

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DEA Digital Money Academy

In this Digital Money Academy by the DEA, industry experts educate on key concepts of retail Central Bank Digital Currencies.

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About this event

About the DEA Digital Money Academy

With the continuous momentum that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are gaining around the world, educational efforts about its key concepts are not staying apace, resulting in staggered discussions about different aspects of CBDCs and rising levels of uncertainty. With the goal to move the needle in this matter, the DEA’s first online Digital Money Academy takes place on Tuesday November 29, 2022.

The Digital Money Academy aims at educating the general public and covers key concepts such as an introduction to CBDCs, technology, lessons learned from central banks worldwide, the current status quo of CBDC development worldwide, use cases and value propositions of retail CBDCs.

These aspects will be presented by industry experts involved in the design, research and discussions on the implications of retail CBDCs. The format allows for lectures of sufficient depth to gain a general understanding of CBDCs and their impact on the future of digital money. The Digital Money Academy is designed in a way that lets you, as part of the audience, interact with industry and subject matter experts. During the Digital Money Academy, you will also have the opportunity to ask direct questions and you will receive the materials used during the Digital Money Academy as part of the course (where available).

Meet the Lecturers

  • John Kiff (Head of CBDC/Digital Capital Markets Advisory at Satoshi Capital Advisers)
  • Miguel Ferndandez Ordóñez (68th Governor of the Bank of Spain)
  • Péter Fáykiss (Head of the Digitalization Directorate at Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
  • Ruslan Konurbayev (Business Analyst at the Payment and Financial Technologies Development Center of the National Bank of Kazakhstan)
  • Conrad Kraft (Executive Director at the Digital Euro Association)
  • Sarah Palurovic (Executive Director at the Digital Euro Association)
  • Tamara Schmidt (Executive Director at the Digital Euro Association)

Location and date

Location: Online. Details for the live broadcast will be sent to you on the day of the event (no prior software installation required)

Date: November 29, 2022

Time: 10h00–13h45 (CET), breaks included

Language: English


Introduction to CBDCs (Focus: Retail CBDCs)

10:00 – Welcome & Introduction to the Course (Sarah Palurovic)

10:10 – Introduction to Retail CBDCs (Conrad Kraft)

11:00 – CBDC Design Recommendations: The CBDC Manifesto (Tamara Schmidt)

11:15 – The Impact of CBDCs on the Financial Sector (Miguel Ferndandez Ordóñez)

11:45 – Break

Central Banks and their Lessons on CBDC

12:00 – Status Quo of CBDC Development & Lessons Learned by the National Bank of Kazakhstan (Ruslan Konurbayev)

12:30 – Status Quo of CBDC Development & Lessons Learned by the Maygar Nemzeti Bank (Péter Fáykiss)

13:00 – Introduction: CBDCs Worldwide (John Kiff )

Recap & Directions to Stay Up to Date

13:30 – Outro & Directions to Stay Up to Date with the Newest Developments (Sarah Palurovic)

13:45 – End of Digital Money Academy

Learning Goals

After this one day Digital Money Academy, you will be able to

  • understand and explain different kinds of CBDCs, their functions and their specific use cases
  • identify and judge the suitability of intricate CBDC design features for different monetary policy goals and CBDC developments worldwide
  • understand the progress of CBDC development and lessons learned in Hungary and Kazakhstan
  • discuss key technological aspects of CBDCs and grow your understanding for CBDCs in practice
  • identify and evaluate potentials, risks of CBDC implementation and cybersecurity risks
  • identify and evaluate value propositions of CBDCs
  • assess the impact of CBDCs on the financial sector and financial stability of a country or a currency union
  • identify sources and strategies that support the students to stay up to date with the newest CBDC developments

Target Groups

  • Employees, executives and decision-makers from the financial sector interested in the future of digital money and advancements of the monetary system
  • Decision-makers and employees from the financial and capital market industry who are affected by the introduction of a CBDC
  • Consultants with a focus on capital markets and digitization
  • Scholars that are doing research on digital currencies, financial stability, welfare and monetary policy
  • Journalists from the economics and technology department
  • Other groups of people with an interest in CBDCs, technology, and digitization
  • Employees of startups with digital business models

Advantages of the Digital Money Academy

  • get up to speed with cutting-edge retail CBDC knowledge from a technological, economical, political, and social standpoint within a day
  • be guided through a comprehensive learning path
  • learn from experienced industry experts that are involved in the design, research and implications of retail CBDCs on a daily basis - in theory and in practice
  • take advantage of the interactive nature of the course
  • benefit from networking opportunities with the lecturers and participants from relevant backgrounds
  • garner knowledge from leveraging the broad network of experts and community within the DEA network during the academy and beyond

Tickets and registration

Regular Tickets

125€ per delegate

Discounted Tickets

62,50€ per DEA members (institutional members) (per delegate)

100€ per DEA newsletter subscriber and social media follower (per delegate)

Registration is required via Eventbrite; you will receive the URL for the webinar in advance. Please note that refunds are not available. All prices include VAT and fees.

About the Digital Euro Association

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in crypto assets, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDC), and other forms of digital money. Our mission is to contribute to the public and political discourse through research, education, and by providing a platform for discussion and a community for policy-makers, technologists, and economists. We are committed to independence and excellence, aiming to set the agenda and to shape policy by encouraging new ideas and forward-thinking in the field of digital money. We deal with new and innovative topics such as the digital, programmable Euro and Libra, but also with “classical” crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ether. More information on the Digital Euro Association can be found on our website, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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