This week, we're trying something a bit different. Instead of reading about a particular project, we're going to read about central banks-issued cryptocurrencies: https://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/2018/02/13/the-case-for-central-bank-electronic-money-and-the-non-case-for-central-bank-cryptocurrencies
Also, read this 3-page article from the IMF about the same topic: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2018/06/central-bank-monetary-policy-and-cryptocurrencies/he.pdf
We'll discuss whether there is a case for central banks using cryptocurrencies.
For context, the first article is by Aleksander Berentsen, an professor of economics, and Fabian Schär, an economics researcher focusing on blockchain. The St. Louis Federal Reserve's economics journal, Review, published the paper. Note that it's the view of the authors, not the Federal Reserve. The second article is published by a researcher at the IMF.
Read the papers beforehand. Bring your lunch, questions and comments to Crypto NYC in Tribeca, where we'll talk through it together.
All levels of experience are welcome. We're here to learn from each other!