Event Calendar
Virtual Meeting on May 20, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Monthly Meeting

Austin AFP Virtual Meeting
May 20, 2021
"Diem, Stablecoin and CBDC's: A New Financial Paradigm?

Members:  You will receive a Webex invitation for the meeting.  You do not need to register here.

Guests:  Click here to register.  Upon receipt of your registration and guest fee payment, you will receive a Webex invitation.

11:55 - Noon  Welcome and Announcements
12 Noon - 1:00 pm  Program

Program: "Diem, Stablecoin and CBDC's: A New Financial Paradigm? 
Join Ric Shreves for a look at how stablecoins, from the Diem project to central bank digital currencies (DBDC's) are poised to disrupt traditional financial models.  We will engage in a non-technical exploration of the underlying concepts and mechanisms and how those translate into new types of financial instruments and new governance structures.  We will also look at how the shift to digital is likely to impact financial inclusion and equity.


Ric Shreves, Chief Strategy Officer
AID: Tech
Ric Shreves is the Chief Strategy Officer for AID:Tech, a technology firm focused on the intersection of digital identity, digital payments and blockchain powered transparency.  He recently left a role as the Director of Emerging Technology at the international humanitarian aid agency, Mercy Corps.  He is the author of three white papers on blockchain technology and served on the Technical Steering Committee of the Diem project.  Prior to joining Mercy Corps, Ric worked for two decades as an IT consultant and author.  His clients include BASF, The Economist Group, Tesco, Colgate-Palmolive and many others.  Ric is based in Portland, Oregon, where he moved in 2016 after living in Asia for twenty-one years.

Registration fee:

Guests - $20 - payable online with a credit card