The Digital Economy Initiative
An independent think tank dedicated to promoting effective public policy for cryptocurrencies and other digital economy applications. We consider financial stability and investor and customer protection, while promoting economic growth and innovation.
From crypto to the metaverse, blockchain to DeFi, the new digital economy brings challenges and opportunities for stakeholders. Our initiative brings together academics, legislators, technicians and practitioners to pioneer the policy discussion for this new economy.
Our jurisdictional focus will be placed primarily upon the United Kingdom and the United States. The DEI may, from time to time, additionally focus on other jurisdictions as it sees fit.
The DEI is an independent entity unaffiliated with any political party and comprised of professionals from various backgrounds, including lawyers, technical experts, industry practitioners and politicians of various political persuasions.
Our directors, in conjunction with the Chair of the Advisory Council, will determine the direction of the DEI. The Advisory Council comprises a broad range of members with the specialist skills, experience and influence both to provide counsel to the DEI and to advance the mission of the DEI.
The DEI is an independent body unaffiliated with any political party. Any participation of politicians on the Advisory Council will be balanced in such a way as to prevent the membership developing a politically partisan stance.
The members of the Advisory Council come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, allowing the DEI to draw expertise from a broad base of sectors not limited to but including: economics, finance, law, technology, tax, privacy and intellectual property in academia, the private sector and/or the public sector.
The DEI will carry out its mission through various means, including writing papers and reports on pertinent topics relating to digital assets and their markets, and may also serve as a forum to convene stakeholders to discuss and come up with solutions to issues facing digital assets and their markets. Topics may include, but are not limited, to the following:
FRAMEWORK FOR EFFICIENTLY REGULATING DIGITAL ASSET INSTITUTIONS
THE SYSTEMIC RISKS POSED BY DIGITAL ASSETS
THE REGULATION OF STABLECOINS
CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES
CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY FRAMEWORKS FOR FINANCIAL MARKET PARTICIPANTS
LEGAL FRAMEWORKS FOR DECENTRALISED AUTONOMOUS ORGANISATIONS