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The Future of Money - 10 Years after Lehman and Nakamoto

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34

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The “Future of Money” Conference is a jointly organized event by the NGO Monetative e.V., the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and the International Movement for Monetary Reform. It's aim is to discuss the structure and the (mis-)functioning of the current monetary system and two monetary reform proposals that both aim to end the current debt-based monetary system: Sovereign money (Vollgeld) and Currrency Competition via Cryptocurrencies. The event will take place on November 24, 2018 on the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. The venue is located directly in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, one of the biggest financial centers in Europe.

Several keynotes will frame the whole conference and pave the way for the three pillars of the conference:

1) The structure, flaws and developments of the current money system
2) Sovereign Money (Vollgeld)
3) Currency Competition via Cryptocurrencies

In each of these three pillars, presentations about current research highlights, popular issues and the knowledge transfer between the three pillars are given. For more information visit: The conference Website

Speakers include:

WIlliam White: Chief economist of the OECD and former chief economist of the BIS

Prof. Dr. Larry Kotlikoff: Prof. at Boston University, former economic advisor of Ronald Reagan, write-in candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election

Miguel Fernández Ordóñez: Among others: president of the spanish central bank

Prof. Dr. Peter Bofinger: longest serving member of the german council of economic experts

Dr. Michael Kumhof: Senior research advisor at the Bank of England, former economist / deputy division chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer: Founding director of the Flossbach von Storch Research Institute, former chief economist at Deutsche Bank und formerly working at Goldman Sachs and the IMF

Prof. Joseph Huber: Developer of the Vollgeld-System (Sovereign Money)

Jonathan McMillan: Author of the book "The End of Banking"

Location and Date:

Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 09:00h to 20:00h
Language: English
Registration required: Maximum numbers of participants: 400

Registration via Eventbrite is required; Participants who might not want to pay via credit card on Eventbrite can contact us at jahrestagung@monetative.de; this way we will provide an invoice which would then be paid, e.g. via bank transfer.


The Money of the Future-Conference will take place at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management on November 24, 2018 from 09:30h to 20:00h. For more information visit the conference website.

The event will include five Keynote-Slots where high quality economists in the field of monetary economics will frame the contents of the conference. The conference will have three pillars – the current monetary system, Vollgeld (sovereign money) and currency competition cia cryptocurrencies – with three tracks each: Research Highlights, Popular Issues and Knowledge Transfer between the three pillars. In total, we will have 21 additional speaking slots.

09:30 - 09:45 Opening Welcome Address: Monetative & Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

09:45 - 10:15 Keynote: Banks are not intermediaries of loanable funds – and why this matters

10:20 - 11:50 Pillar 1: Current money system with 3 tracks (3 x 3 x 30 mins)

11:55 - 12:25 Keynote: Economic outlook and reason for monetary reform

Lunch Break (Catering is included)

13:30 - 14:00 Keynote: How can the Euro survive? Could money reform be a solution?

14:05 - 15:35 Pillar 2: Sovereign Money (Vollgeld) with 3 tracks (3 x 2 x 30 mins)

15:40 - 16:20 Keynote: Reasons for monetary reform and possible solutions

Tea and Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:15 Keynote: Digitalization of money and currency competition

17:20 - 18:50 Pillar 3: Cryptocurrencies with 3 tracks (3 x 2 x 30 mins)

19:00 - 18:45 Panel discussion with institutions from the financial sector and politicians

18:45 - 19:00 Closing address

For more information visit the agenda section on our website

Who should participate?

This conference is ideal for anyone who is interested in the functioning of the monetary system, its impact on the global real- and financial-economy and in the two major monetary reform proposals: Sovereign Money (Vollgeld) and private cryptocurrencies.

- Bankers of commercial-, investment- and central banks, politicians, decision makers
- Academics and Students of monetary economics, finance and banking, politics
- Interested citizens


Monetative e.V.

E-Mail: Jahrestagung@monetative.de
Phone: +49 176 56848337
Website Monetative: www.monetative.de
Website conference: http://conference2018.monetative.de/

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

E-Mail: Manuel.Klein@fs-blockchain.de
Phone: +49 176 56848337
Website FSBC: www.fs-blockchain.de

About Monetative e.V.

Monetative is a non-for-profit NGO. It was founded in 2012 as a think tank and as a campaigning organization. It has more than 150 members while many are actively working on several topics or doing research. The aim of Monetative is to inform society, academics and politicians how the current money system works and why the power of commercial banks to create money systematically produces financial crises. As an alternative money system, Monetative campaigns for a „Vollgeld“- or „Sovereign Money“-System. Monetative is part of a global movement which already had impacts on: the American, the British, the Dutch, the Danish and the Icelandic parliament; Central banks in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Iceland, USA, Switzerland and brought a public debate about the money system into mainstream media and Central banks’ publications.

Further Information can be found on the Website, Facebook, or via Twitter.

About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates the implications of blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Apart from the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, startups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices. The Blockchain Center also provides new research impulses and develops training for students and executives. It focuses on banking, mobility, “Industry 4.0” and the energy sector.

Further information can be found on the Website, on Facebook, or via Twitter.

About the International Movement for Monetary Reform

The International Movement for Monetary Reform (IMMR) is an international coalition of nonprofit organizations from across the world, campaigning for a monetary system that serves society. The IMMR maintains a very clear and specific aim, namely to change the way money is created and allocated, without being dogmatic about the way our proposal is implemented as the details will vary from country to country. To serve this goal, the IMMR supports and connects various national member organizations to share ideas, discuss research and exchange best practices.

Further information can be found on the Website or on Facebook.

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