The announcement of Libra has received high public attention. In this webinar, Jonas Gross, project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bayreuth, introduces you to the Libra project and discusses Libra’s foundations, benefits and risks
Libra is currently one of the most prominent stablecoin projects. In this webinar, Jonas Gross, project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bayreuth, discusses Libra’s stablecoin concept and the role of single- and multi-currency stablecoins.
Libra is one of the most exciting projects and experiments in the blockchain space. If ever launched or not, the mere announcement brought attention to blockchain technolocy and sparked (controversial) discussions. As a result, central banks put now more resources into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Jonas Gross, a research assistant at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bayreuth, discusses with Stefan Schmitt about Libra, specifically, what Libra is, how it compares to Bitcoin, CBDC and other initiatives, what its goals are and when it will go live.
Jonas Gross is a research assistant and project manager at the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC), a think tank at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center analyzes the impact of blockchain technology and crypto assets on companies' business models and their macroeconomic implications. After finishing his master's degree in Economics, Mr. Gross started his Ph.D. at the University of Bayreuth (Germany).
His main research focus are crypto assets and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). He wrote various publications about the cryptocurrency project "Libra" thathas been initiated by Facebook in June 2019, and about CBDCs. Furthermore, Mr. Gross was co-author of the Central Bank Digital Currency Policy-Maker Toolkit published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Mr. Gross published various articles in German magazines, like the Manage Magazin, Capital, and the Börsenzeitung.
In 2018, Mr. Gross initiated a regional meetup group focusing on blockchain technology and crypto assets at the University of Bayreuth. Every semester, various events are hosted to educate students and professionals about innovative trends in the financial sector.