Crypto and Digitalisation: Current State of Play - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday November 30, 2022, 12:00 pm

To: Wednesday November 30, 2022, 1:00 pm

Digital innovation continues to change how we transact with businesses, with Government and with each other.  In the case of crypto-(and web3-) innovation, it has led to new products and governance mechanisms.  In this short presentation, we will provide an overview of the evolution and different forms of digital currencies including cryptocurrencies. We will discuss (very briefly) the concept of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies as well as consider their current state of play.

Dr Stuart Thomas

Dr Stuart Thomas, Director of Learning for RMIT Digital3 (D3) and an Associate Professor at RMIT, has many years’ experience in academic leadership positions, focusing on learning and teaching and program development, as well as being a senior educator, active researcher, and adviser on industry projects. Stuart’s recent research projects and industry engagements cover aspects of the emerging token economy including non-fungible tokens, social and soul-bound tokens, cryptofinance and cryptocurrencies including stablecoins and central bank digital currency.  



Associate Professor Ashton De Silva

Associate Professor de Silva is an applied economist with a keen interest in understanding the economics of well-being at the micro, meso and macro levels. As well as publishing in leading academic journals he has a strong record of receiving grants and industry research contracts focussing on Ageing in Place, taxation, housing, property markets and welfare. In recent times this has led him to consider the economics of ‘place’, both conceptually and literally as well as how this intersects with blockchain/web3 innovation.



Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time: 12 p.m - 1 p.m. AEDT
Where: Online only
Cost: Free of Charge

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