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2022 DAS Seminars #5 : CBDC & Stablecoin

DAS (Digital Asset Series) Seminars is a series of educational seminars covering 12 different key topics across the digital asset space.

  • Date & time: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 · 6 – 9pm HKT
  • Location: Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road Hong Kong, KOW

About this event

Background of Digital Asset Series (DAS) Seminars

Initiated and sponsored by the TADS Awards, the world’s first international awards for Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities (TADS) inaugurated in 2020, Digital Asset Series (DAS) is a series of educational seminars delivered by industry leaders and practitioners, legal and consulting professionals, regulators, and academic scholars from the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong.

The objective of DAS is to educate the general public about the ever-growing landscape of digital assets and facilitate mass adoption by covering twelve (12) key topics across the digital asset space including Investment Strategies, Asset Management, Security Tokens, Web3, Metaverse, NFT, Regulatory, Stablecoin, CBDC, DeFi, Cryptocurrencies, ESG, Impact and Social Good.

From August to November 2022, DAS will be hosting eight (8) free educational seminars spanning a four-month period, including:

  1. Aug 30th – Investment Strategies & Asset Management in Digital Assets (completed)
  2. Sep 15th – Digitized Securities & Security Token (completed)
  3. Sep 29th – ESG, Impact and Social Good (completed)
  4. Oct 5th – Compliance and Regulatory Landscape (completed)
  5. Oct 12th – CBDC & Stablecoin (this event)
  6. Oct 27th – DeFi & Cryptocurrencies
  7. Nov 5th – Web 3.0, Metaverse & NFT Opportunities for Youth
  8. Nov 24th – Market opportunities in GBA

DAS (Digital Asset Series) 2022 – Session #5 : CBDC & Stablecoin

Co-hosted by : the Faculty of Digital Transformation Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Popular stablecoins such as USD Coin (USDC) and Tether (USDT) are digital tokens that offer price stability through a 1:1 backing by fiat currency. CBDCs, on the other hand, are issued directly by governing authorities and backed by foreign currency reserves. With the rapid rise in circulation of stablecoins over the past couple of years which has reached over USD180 Billion in market cap with an average daily trading volume of over USD 65 Billion, more governments perceive its increasing threat to financial stability and are citing an urgent need to regulate stablecoins. On the other hand, Central Banks have stepped up efforts to explore their own stable digital currencies. A recent survey from BIS (Bank for International Settlements) shows that 90% of central banks are seriously exploring CBDCs. Half have moved beyond the initial research stage, with 65% of central banks expecting to issue a retail CBDC in the foreseeable future.

In this session of DAS, we are very honored to be joined by some of the leading experts in the digital asset space for sharing their insights on DeFi & Cryptocurrencies.


  • 6:00 – 6:30pm – Networking with refreshments
  • 6:30 – 6:35pm – Opening Speech/ Organizer Introduction
    • Welcome Speech: Dr. Xin Xu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business & Associate, Professor of the Department of Management & Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • PolyU Organizer: Prof. Jack Poon, Professor of Practice, School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • DAS Organizer: Sam Lee, Chairman of the Organizing Committee at DAS Seminars & TADS Awards
  • 6:35 – 7:50pm – Topical Presentations
  • 7:50 – 8:25pm – Panel Discussion
    • Moderator – Prof. Jack Poon, Professor of Practice, School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Panelists
      • Ms. Leanne Zhang, Advisor, the BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre
      • Prof. Wen Wu, Professor, Zhejiang University International Business School
      • Mr. Tony Liang, Head of Engineering, CryptoBLK
      • Mr. Will Xu, Co-founder and VP, OneCash
      • Emil Chan, Co-chair, Hong Kong Digital Finance Association
  • 8:25 – 9:00pm – Q&A + Networking

Co-Organizers & Supporting Organizations

DAS is co-organized by seven (7) leading professional organizations in the digital asset ecosystem in Hong Kong, namely (alphabetically) the Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute (“APDEI”), the Asia Security Token Alliance (“ASTA”), the Hong Kong Blockchain Association (“HKBA”), the Hong Kong Digital Asset Society (“HKDAS”), the Hong Kong Digital Finance Association (“HKDiFi”), the NFT Association of Hong Kong (“NFTAHK”) and the Society of Registered Financial Planners (“HKRFP”).

DAS is also supported by Invest Hong Kong, the HKSTP – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the Hong Kong Cyberport , and five (5) leading universities including the HKUST Crypto-Fintech Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the CUHK Engineering FinTech Applied Research Academy (CEFAR), the LITE-lab (Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Lab) of Faculty of Law at The Hong Kong University, the Faculty of Digital Transformation Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the EMBA Programme at the City University of Hong Kong.

Organized by Coinstreet

Founded in 2017, Coinstreet is an award-winning professional advisory and consulting firm in the Digital Asset sector. Coinstreet Partners also offers innovative fintech services, and business and operation solutions, covering four key business segments including : (1) Primary Market, Asset Tokenization & Initial Offerings, (2) Metaverse Solutions & Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT), (3) DeFi, Prime Brokerage and Private Banking, (4) Asset Management, Tokenized Funds & Digital Asset Custodian.

Coinstreet is a co-organizer of TADS Awards – the world’s first international award for Tokenized Assets and Digitized Securities sector.

Coinstreet was awarded the “Asia Futurist Leadership Award” and the “Security Tokens Realised Awards London 2020”.

For more information, please visit Coinstreet Partners.

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