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Moving Money: Could Digital Currency Impact Global Remittances and Financial Inclusion

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Moving Money: Could Digital Currency Impact Global Remittances and Financial Inclusion

Digital currencies and blockchain tech hold the promise of low to no transaction fees. Digital and mobile wallets could mean that unbanked populations gaining easy access to storage and distribution of funds.

Our panellists have studied this problem from many angles: Kosta Peric is a deputy director at the Gates Foundation; Anne Shere Wallwork looks at the intertwined issues of terrorist financing, money laundering, other illicit financing abuse and emerging technology and financial inclusion, issues that Steven Malby is also weighing as a key member of the Commonwealth Secretariat's 10-country working group on digital currencies.

Moderator: Stan Higgins, CoinDesk
Panellists: Anne Shere Wallwork, US Department of the Treasury
Kosta Peric, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Steven Malby, Commonwealth Secretariat
Maxine Ryan, Bitspark

http://www.coindesk.com/events/consensus-2015/
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Coindesk
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Currency (Dimension), Digital Currency, Finance (Industry), Money (Quotation Subject), Remittance, Financial Inclusion

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