The Faculty’s Digital Transformation Centre, and School of Accounting and Finance organised two DAS (Digital Asset Series) seminars in October 2022, naming them the MAFA (MSc in Accounting and Finance Analytics) Workshop x DAS Seminars.
The first seminar was held on 12 October to explore the world of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) – digital tokens issued directly by governing authorities and backed by foreign currency reserves. Speakers from BIS Innovation Hub, Zhejiang University’s International Business School, CryptoBLK, OneCash, and the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance explored topics including ‘CBDC and Global Trade’, ‘How e-HKD works for the consumer’, and ‘Stablecoin, the future of money’. A lively panel discussion followed.
The second seminar was held on 27 October to explore decentralised finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrencies. Speakers from HKU’s Department of Computer Science, HKE Holdings, Matrixport, and the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance explored topics including ‘From TradFi to DeFi’, ‘DeFi: Opportunities and Risk’, and ‘How to profit $180K in 15 seconds with DeFi’. This was followed by a similarly animated panel discussion.