The Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence from the Bank of England, Imperial College London, Z/Yen Group Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Digital Asset and 11:FS for its one-off inquiry into distributed ledger or blockchain technology.
Tuesday 19 July in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy, Bank of England
- Professor Michael Mainelli, Emeritus Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce, Gresham College
- Dr Catherine Mulligan, Associate Director, Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research, Imperial College London
- Lord Spens, Transformation and Assurance Director, PricewaterhouseCooper
- Mr Simon Taylor, Co-Founder / Director of Blockchain, 11:FS
- Ms Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Asset Holdings, LLC
The Committee will explore a range of issues relating to the use of distributed ledger technology, including:
- How can the Government make use of blockchain? Could it be used to collect taxes or pay benefits?
- What happens if the technology goes wrong?
- How should blockchain be regulated?
- Could blockchain be used to create a central bank digital currency?