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In the final episode of this seven-part series in conjunction with the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology we are looking at Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and how they will work alongside cryptocurrencies.

It has been argued in some quarters that the introduction of CBDCs will spell the end of cryptocurrencies. And that day seems to be drawing closer with CBDCs up and running in China and other central banks working out their own solution.

Sure, it might make cryptos less relevant as a form of payment, but are they really that anyway?

Most are so volatile as to be useless as a currency and are treated more as an investment asset.

This episode will explore what the future will look like with CBDCs in operation and cryptos flying around. Will there be a crypto winter and cryptos disappear? Or will they work alongside each other and how?

Host Natasha de Terran is joined by David Skeie, of the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology, and Rhomaios Ram, CEO of Fnality International, a consortium of banks exploring applications for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.

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