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Summary of the Conference on "FinTech and the Future of Money" Co-Hosted by the Center for Advanced Research in Finance (CARF), the University of Tokyo, and the Payment and Settlement Systems Department, the Bank of Japan, on November 18th, 2016

February 2017
Payment and Settlement Systems Department
Bank of Japan

Place

The University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus, The Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building

Executive Summary

Program

Opening Remarks

Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan

Introductory Presentation

"Future Vision of Currencies and Virtual currencies"
Noriyuki Yanagawa
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Presentation and Discussion

"The Role of the Central Bank in the Payment and Settlement System: A Legal-Tender Perspective"
Hajime Tomura
Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

"Cryptocurrencies vs. Traditional Systems"
Tetsuya Saito
Associate Professor, Nihon University College of Economics

Presentation and Panel Discussion

-- FinTech and the Future of Money: Theory and Practice --

Presenter and Panelist

Masashi Toyama (Visa Worldwide (Japan) Co., Ltd., Head of Client Relationship Management)
Hiroki Maruyama (Co-Founder & Representative Director, infcurion Group, Inc., and Representative Director, FinTech Association Japan)
Kazuo Ueda (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

Moderator

Hiromi Yamaoka (Director-General, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan)

Inquiries

Payment and Settlement Systems Department

E-mail : post.payment-conference@boj.or.jp