STABLECOINS &
THEIR ROLE IN PAYMENT SYSTEMS

OnDemand Video Webinar

Introduction

In July 2021, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen convened a working group “to assess the potential benefits of stablecoins while mitigating risks they could pose to users, markets, or the financial system.” With over 2,600 stablecoins in the world today, it’s no surprise that stablecoins have the attention of Janet Yellen (and other regulators). But what does the explosion of stablecoins mean exactly for the payment systems supporting commerce today? And for the payments industry itself? This webinar looks at stablecoins in the context of open and closed-loop payment systems to explore how fintechs, incumbents and regulators view stablecoins and the possible implications they could have on how people pay and get paid in the coming years.

Topics Covered

This webinar explores the key attributes of stablecoins and how they are being used in payment systems today. We then look at examples of how stablecoins are being used in new and incumbent payment systems. Finally, we review how Janet Yellen’s working group is thinking about the regulation of stablecoins in the United States and some of the unique regulatory challenges the United States has compared to other countries.

Learning Objectives

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the key features of stablecoins, the use cases they support, and how regulators are thinking about the implications and impacts of stablecoins in the broader economy.