Wednesday webinar at one: Why Elon did a U-turn

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This webinar has been organised by CFA UK's Future Of Money working group 

Tesla’s dramatic reversal on Bitcoin should come as no surprise given the recent CFA article, No Mr Musk, Bitcoin is not cash” by Ben Ashby and Gerard Fox. The article, which analyses the world of Bitcoin and its impact on the industry, highlighted that cryptocurrencies have significant inherent problems becoming mainstream. In this webinar, we invite Ben Ashby, Partner at Good Governance Capita, to discuss these issues while focusing on the following:

  • How they might impact DeFi
  • Why central bank digital currencies may be the real deal
  • What the implications could be for global finance

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Ben Ashby, Partner at Good Governance Capital

Ben Ashby is a Partner at Good Governance Capital. Previously he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office & Treasury. Ben has a long track record of accurately predicting financial distress including the global financial vrisis in 2008 along with the subsequent problems in Iceland, Ireland, Greece and Dubai.

He started his career doing distressed debt workout on behalf of the UK government and worked through the emerging market/LTCM crises of 97/98 and the DotCom crash. Due to his deep expertise in financial systems, money & international credit markets, he sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Financial History. Ben is Treasurer for Kent County Rugby Union where also a referee.

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