SNS/SHoF Finance panel: Is there a need to regulate cryptocurrencies?
How do policy makers around the world plan to regulate cryptocurrencies? Can cryptocurrencies be used to avoid financial sanctions? SNS/SHoF Finance Panel where MIT Professor Antoinette Schoar discussed the emerging risks and promises of a wider adoption of these technologies, together with Martin Flodén, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank, and Kristian Gårder, Co-Head of Equities at SEB.
Cryptocurrencies have rapidly grown in terms of volume and sparked much debate. They are viewed both as a means of payment and as assets to invest in. However, so far, they are largely unregulated and policy makers now push for greater market supervision.
Antoinette Schoar is Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a well-known thought leader in the fields of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Her current research focuses on the areas of consumer finance, entrepreneurial finance, and new financial technologies.
Martin Flodén, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank
Kristian Gårder, Co-Head of Equities at SEB
Antoinette Schoar, Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management
The seminar was held in English and was chaired by Pehr Wissén, Professor Emeritus of Practice, Swedish House of Finance.