The first public hearings on bitcoin and blockchain technology are set to begin on Wednesday in New York City.
The event is designed to answer the questions: Can digital currencies like bitcoin and the blockchain be used to boost the economies of poor countries?
Can digital assets like blockchain technology be applied to the global financial system to make it more resilient to cyberattacks?
And what does the technology mean for the future of global economic activity?
The event comes at a time when the technology has been used in unprecedented ways to benefit many poor countries and to help them achieve financial security and economic growth.
Earlier this month, the World Economic Forums (WEF) announced it was launching a new “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Workshop” at the WEF headquarters in Washington, DC, in March.
The workshop will explore the intersection of bitcoin and financial technology to identify ways to harness this emerging technology for social good.
The WEF’s Bitcoin and Blockchain Workshop will be open to the public, and participants will be invited to join the discussion on topics like:Who can apply to participate?
What should the participants expect from this workshop?
What happens if a conference is not able to attend?
Can bitcoin and other blockchain technology help reduce the need for corruption?
What should the WEFs focus on to secure its reputation?
Who will attend the workshop?
The WEFs inaugural Bitcoin and Ethereum Workshop, which took place in London, took place last month.
The WEFs previous Bitcoin and blockchain event, in the US, was held last November.
The first public session of the Bitcoin and Ecosystems Workshop will take place in New Orleans on Thursday, March 17.
The event will feature a panel of experts and members of the financial services community, along with speakers from the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchain industries.