Will the Crypto winter cool the Middle East?


June 28, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am

ABANA and the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative were pleased to host a conversation on cryptocurrency – its landscape, challenges, risks and opportunities – with Dante Disparte, the CSO & Head of Global Policy at Circle; Craig Lund, Chief Operating Officer of MidChains; Gokce Ozcan, a Partner at Oliver Wyman Financial Services; and moderated by Michael Greenwald, Global Lead, Digital Assets at Amazon Web Services. With the recent crash in cryptocurrencies, our panelists explored the impact on the Middle East and the wider investment landscape.

This was the last webinar in a joint event series that served to shed light on the changing FinTech landscape in the MENA region, through identifying challenges and opportunities, and exploring policy recommendations. It featured Anthony Hussain, FinTech Investment Banking Specialist in Blockchain & DeFi Protocols at seriesOne and Racha Helwa the director of the empowerME Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East for opening and closing remarks.

Tuesday, June 28
9 am EDT | 5 pm GST