This webinar will explore central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and the ongoing debates over financial privacy, especially in relation to use of cryptocurrencies and other software privacy tools.
The webinar will begin with a discussion between Rep. Tom Emmer, the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Prof. J.W. Verret of the Antonin Scalia Law School regarding legislation introduced by Rep. Emmer and a coalition of members to prevent the Federal Reserve from introducing a CBDC. They will also discuss the Treasury Department's sanctioning of the Tornado Cash privacy protocol and the legal authority of that action. This discussion will be followed by an expert panel that will further explore these issues, as well as legislation proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to ban crypto and other software privacy tools.
As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.