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The Future of Stablecoins

  • Classroom M109, Stanford Graduate School of Business 655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305 USA (map)

The Stanford Blockchain Club invites you to...
THE FUTURE OF STABLECOINS: A Conversation Featuring TrustToken, MakerDAO, and Reserve


Classroom M109, Stanford Graduate School of Business*, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (see campus map here:

*Parking available at Parking Structure 7, Stanford CA 94305 (see parking location here:

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Stablecoins are a type of digital asset that aims to achieve low-volatility, often with a value that is pegged to a traditional currency like the U.S. dollar. Some people in the blockchain industry believe that stablecoins are the next frontier in the cryptocurrency space. Many assert that "stablecoins, rather than cryptocurrencies, might be the future of money" (Entrepreneur Magazine). Even large companies like Facebook are moving into the space. The social network leader is believed to be developing a stablecoin for microtransactions and cross-border money transfer on WhatsApp. And yet, stablecoins face many challenges with regard to adoption and scale. Basis, the most well-funded stablecoin startup, shut down in December after just 8 months of operation. Startups like TrustToken, MakerDAO, and Reserve are pushing forward with development on their own stablecoins, aiming to become the dominant player in this burgeoning market.


The Stanford Blockchain Club is excited to host executives from TrustToken, MakerDAO, and Reserve, key players in the stablecoin space. Rafael Cosman, Stanford alum and Head of Engineering and Product at TrustToken, Shannon Wu, Stanford alum and Head of Content at MakerDAO, and Matt Elder, CTO of Reserve, will all be present. We'll discuss the unique approaches each company is taking to developing a stablecoin with long-term potential, and we'll assess where stablecoins are heading, taking a look at the space through technological, economic, and regulatory lenses.

The first 40 minutes will consist of a fireside-chat-style conversation, and the last 20 minutes will consist of a Q&A session open to the audience.

If you're interested in cutting-edge technology, economics, public policy, and/or law, we strongly encourage you to attend!

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