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DEC 8, 2023

Korea invites distinguished financial officials to discuss digital money

by CoinNess Global

The Bank of Korea (BOK), South Korea’s central bank, announced on Friday (local time) its participation in an international conference focused on the economic impact and future prospects of digital currencies. This event, co-hosted by the BOK, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), the Financial Services Commission (FSC), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is scheduled to take place in Seoul on Dec. 14 and 15.
The conference, titled “Digital Money: Navigating a Changing Financial Landscape,” is set to welcome high-ranking officials such as Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the IMF; Choo Kyung-ho, the Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF); Rhee Chang-yong, the Governor of the Bank of Korea (BOK); and Kim So-young, the Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC). This event is particularly significant as it marks the first visit of IMF head Kristalina Georgieva to South Korea.

Crypto, stablecoins, CBDCs

During the conference, MOEF Minister Choo and FSC Vice Chairman Kim will kick off the event with welcome remarks, followed by a keynote speech from IMF’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva. Spanning over two days, the conference will include seven sessions, covering a diverse range of topics. These sessions will delve into various aspects of digital money, such as practical use cases of digital currencies, regulatory approaches to cryptocurrencies, and discussions on stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
The conference will feature prominent financial officials in both its opening and closing sessions. On the first day, Thursday, a distinguished panel, including IMF Chief Georgieva; Stefan Ingves, the former Governor of Sveriges Riksbank; FSC Vice Chairman Kim; David E. Rutter, the Founder of R3; and Shin Hyun-song, the Economic Adviser at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing digital money.
The final session on Friday will see another group of high-level financial authorities sharing their expertise and insights. This session will include BOK Governor Rhee; Eddie Yue, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; Serey Chea, the Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia; and Veerathai Santiprabhob, the former Governor of the Bank of Thailand. Their discussion will focus on regulatory policies surrounding digital currencies.

Live-streaming scheduled

The two sessions of this conference will be accessible to a global audience as they will be live-streamed on the BOK’s official YouTube channel. This provides an opportunity for interested individuals from around the world to tune in and gain insights into the evolving landscape of digital money and its regulatory environment.
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