A Discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Future of Financial Privacy

In this webinar, experts 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 begins 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 also discuss the Treasury Department’s sanctioning of the Tornado Cash privacy protocol and the legal authority of that action. This discussion is followed by an expert panel that further explores these issues, as well as legislation proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to ban crypto and other software privacy tools.

Tom Emmer


U.S. House of Representatives

J.W. Verret

Associate Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

Paul Brigner

Head of U.S. Policy and Strategic Advocacy

Electric Coin Company

Jim Harper

Nonresident Senior Fellow

American Enterprise Institute

William Hughes

Senior Counsel and Director of Global Regulatory Matters

ConsenSys Software

Michael Mosier

General Counsel

Espresso Systems

J.W. Verret

Associate Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

Cyber & Privacy
Emerging Technology
Financial Services & Corporate Governance

The Federalist Society and Regulatory Transparency Project take no position on particular legal or public policy matters. All expressions of opinion are those of the speaker(s). To join the debate, please email us at [email protected].

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