[Webinar] A Webinar on Central Bank Digital Currencies

July 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET

With expressions ranging from enthusiasm to serious interest, central banks from China to Europe have been actively exploring the potential for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). On June 28, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles offered comments that, far from equivocal, expressed great doubt about the feasibility and desirability for the Federal Reserve sponsoring such a currency.

On July 29 at 2 PM ET the Federalist Society will host a webinar of CBDC experts to comment on Vice Chairman Quarles’ remarks. What were the key points he made, what did he not say, what is the significance of his comments, what issues remain? Most important of all, what are the prospects for CBDCs, abroad as well as in the U.S.?

Controversies focus on CBDC implications for privacy, greater personal financial inclusion, government control of credit, innovation, government assumption of banking activities, broadening the tax base, and more.

Speaking on the webinar will be Bert Ely, Chris Giancarlo, and Peter Earle.

Peter Earle

Research Fellow

American Institute for Economic Research

Bert Ely


Ely & Company, Inc.

J. Christopher Giancarlo

Senior Counsel

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Wayne A. Abernathy

Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Financial Services & Corporate Governance

Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group