The Future of US-China Tech Relations: Blockchain, Crypto, and Central Bank Digital Currency

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM US Eastern Time

Vanderbilt Hall, 4th Floor Snow Dining Room (in-person only).
Lunch will be provided

Co-sponsor: Guarini Global Law & Tech

How is China regulating data, blockchain, and the emerging Web3? China’s regulatory approach is based on “cyber sovereignty.” The government actively promotes blockchain technology and has advanced plans for a sovereign digital currency, while also strictly prohibiting crypto mining and trading. With respect to the latest Web3 and metaverse developments, China’s tech companies are working on a “token-less” metaverse ecosystem with unique Chinese characteristics.

Using blockchain and CBDC as examples, we will explore China’s latest innovation policy and the post-20th Party Congress US-China tech race, from AI and semiconductor chips to quantum computing and electric cars. Winston Ma, the author of Blockchain and Web3: Building the Cryptocurrency, Privacy, and Security Foundations of the Metaverse, will discuss these questions with Maria Adele Carrai, co-editor of The China Questions 2 – Critical Insights into US-China Relations.

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