The Bahamas’ Digital Asset and Fintech Advantage

 

Meet key Bahamas policymakers and regulators to explore digital asset regulation and Fintech policies in The Bahamas and some of the opportunities and safeguards new legislation promises.

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (Drinks reception to follow)
Location: One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants Hall

If you have not done so already, to confirm your attendance, RSVP to: bahamasldn@bcw-global.com
View the Agenda here: Fintech Advantage Agenda 2024

Should you have questions please email us at oed@scb.gov.bs

Panel 1 – The Early Days of the FTX Collapse
Gain insight into how and why the decisions that led The Bahamas to take the first regulatory action in the world against FTX, safeguarding much of creditors’ and customers’ assets, were made.

Panel 2 – Introducing the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges Bill, 2024 (DARE Bill)
Explore how the new DARE Bill, now tabled in The Bahamas Parliament, and The Bahamas digital asset framework will enhance and modernize one of the world’s best regulatory environments for digital asset business, digital token issuances and tokenisation of assets.

Panel 3 – The First Central Bank Digital Currency: Future of the Bahamian SandDollar
Explore the key policy considerations and challenges involved with developing and implementing the world’s first Central Bank Digital Currency, the SandDollar, and the implications for the future of Fintech in The Bahamas.

Question & Answer Session to follow each panel

Moderator Gandhi Pinder

Senator the Hon L Ryan Pinder KC

Senator the Hon L Ryan Pinder KC

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Senator the Hon Micheal B Halkitis

Senator the Hon Micheal B Halkitis

Minister of Economic Affairs
Christina Rolle

Christina Rolle

Executive Director, Securities Commission of The Bahamas
John Rolle

John Rolle

Governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas
John Salmon

John Salmon

Partner, Hogan Lovells
Brian Simms KC

Brian Simms KC

Senior Partner, Lennox Paton