[WATCH] World Economic Forum 2021: Resetting Digital Currencies Panel Features CEO, BitPesa

The WEF 2021 Davos Agenda 2021 ongoing conference of world leaders, pioneers, and leading authorities has featured a session that includes a discussion on digital currencies.

The session was moderated by Elizabeth Rossiello, the CEO of AZA Finance, formerly BitPesa, the first crypto exchange in Kenya and one of the earliest on the African continent.


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COVID-19 has accelerated the long-term shift from cash in 2020. Meanwhile, central bank digital currencies are emerging, potentially transforming how people use money worldwide.

What policies, practices and partnerships are needed to leverage the opportunities posed by the rise of digital currencies?

This session is associated with the following projects and initiatives of the World Economic Forum:

This session includes discussions on digital currencies and it features:

  • Elizabeth Rossiello – CEO, AZA Finance (BitPesa)
  • Andrew Bailey – Governor, Bank of England
  • Queen Maxima of Netherlands – UN Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance
  • Hikment Ersek – CEO, The Western Union Company
  • Glenn H. Hutchins – Co-founder, Silver Lake Partners


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