Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2019

City Seminar
April 26, 2019
11:00AM to 2:00PM PDT
St. Regis San Francisco, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
Featuring Magatte Wade, Entrepreneur and Founder of Tiossan; Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management at Facebook; Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute; Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute; Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia and host of the Cato Daily Podcast, Cato Institute.

Schedule

10:30 – 10:50AM Registration
10:50 – 11:00AM Welcoming Remarks

Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute
11:00 – 11:40AM Keynote Address

A conversation on free speech, security, and social media with Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, moderated by Cato vice president John Samples.

Download a podcast of the Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

11:40AM – 12:10PM How Blockchain Regulates, and Regulating Blockchain

Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute
Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
Moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia and host of the Cato Daily Podcast, Cato Institute

Cato scholars Matthew Feeney and Diego Zuluaga will continue our efforts to fill an important void in the blockchain technology dialogue. Namely, while there’s much focus on the promise of blockchain to make economic exchange cheaper, faster, and more transparent by removing intermediaries, there has not been enough analysis of the impact of potential interaction with government and the associated regulatory risks and opportunities.

Matthew and Diego will explore the role blockchain could play in promoting trust, preventing fraud, and replacing inefficient government regulation. They will also share insights on how the government can wittingly or unwittingly stifle this new technology in a live recording of the Cato Daily Podcast with host Caleb Brown.

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12:10 – 12:30PM Reception
12:30 – 2:00PM Luncheon Address — Making Wakanda Real through Free Markets and Economic Freedom

Magatte Wade, Entrepreneur and Founder of Tiossan

Magatte Wade is a Senegalese entrepreneur, a TED Global Africa Fellow, and a frequent speaker at business conferences and college campuses such as Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. She advocates for improving opportunities on the African continent through economic freedom and entrepreneurship. With the success of her ventures, Magatte has helped finance several schools in her home country that teach students to appreciate business and entrepreneurship. Magatte will discuss what a better business environment can mean for the future of Africa, as well as her work creating opportunities for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Download a podcast of “Making Wakanda Real through Free Markets and Economic Freedom”