Past Event

For a Few Cryptos More: The Wild West of Decentralized Finance

April 25, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 1501


Fabio Panetta, Member of the European Central Bank Executive Board,

Jan Svejnar, Columbia University

Adam Tooze, Columbia University

Crypto assets are booming. Advertised as a unique solution that will render fiat currency obsolete, they are considered by many to be the new digital gold. But just like the settlers who sought to get rich quick by pushing the frontier to the American West, investors are stepping into the digital Wild West when they invest in crypto assets. Fabio Panetta, Member of the European Central Bank Executive Board, will explain why crypto-assets are not only speculative and high-risk investments, but raise a host of public policy and financial stability concerns. Bringing crypto assets safely into the regulatory perimeter would allow to promote innovation, whilst avoiding their widespread use for illicit activities and setting the stage for a new bubble.

The event is free and open to the public.

Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are to be worn over the mouth and nose at all time.

Seating available on a first come, first served basis. 

Please register if you would like to follow the event live online

Sponsored by the European Institute and the Center on Global Economic Governance

Contact Information

European Institute