Better Than Cash? The Future of Digital and Mobile Money
This session explores the future of cash in several diverse contexts, and how it overlaps with digital currencies and blockchain tech. Our panelists will discuss mobile money in Africa and new attempts to bring cash to mobiles using cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer networks. The conversation is underpinned by looking at the benefits of mobile and digital money in areas looking to increase financial inclusion, and in a humanitarian aid and relief context.
Moderator: Ben Parker, IRIN News
Panellists: Bill Barhydt, Abra
Olawale Ayeni, Orange Silicon Valley
Alan Grundy, International Rescue Committee