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Are Stablecoins the Future of Money?

April 1, 2024

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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HKS - R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab

Stablecoins are arguably the most important and successful crypto innovation, and Jeremy Allaire is arguably the most important person driving their acceptance into mainstream finance and everyday usage.  With dollar-based stablecoins like USDC, each token represents one dollar, has far greater price stability than bitcoin, and can be transferred as easily as an email.

As the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, the issuer of USDC (the second most popular stablecoin), Allaire believes USDC will one day be owned by billions of people and used to support trillions of dollars of economic activity.  Allaire will discuss his vision and how USDC is being used today, including by millions of people who might otherwise lack access to the dollar, and to further financial inclusion and humanitarian aid. He will be joined by Timothy Massad, director of the M-RCBG Digital Assets Policy Project, and Harvard Law School Professor Howell Jackson.

Allaire has more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms, including founder and CEO of Brightcove, technologist and entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, CTO of Macromedia, and co-founder and CTO of Allaire Corporation.

This event is in-person only. No registration is required.

Food and refreshments will be served.​

Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School.

Speakers and Presenters

​​Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle

Timothy Massad, Director, M-RCBG Digital Assets Policy Project

Howell Jackson, Professor, Harvard Law School​

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