POSTPONED: The Future of Money
The opportunities and challenges of currency going digital.

Andrei Cherny

CEO, Aspiration

Anna Merzi

Founder & CEO, Algopay

Arjan Schütte

Founder/Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital

August 15, 2020 7:00 PM    Young Professionals
Tala Offices
1633 26th Street, Santa Monica CA 90025

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This event has been temporarily postponed due to public health concerns over COVID-19. It will be rescheduled as soon as LAWACTH resumes live programming. Thank you for your continued support, and please stay tuned for our upcoming digital programming!

Money has served a crucial role in human societies since at least 9000 BC, with currency constantly evolving to meet each societies’ changing needs. Today, the explosion of personal computing and mobile technology continues to drive the evolution of money, introducing new opportunities and challenges. 

What will the bank of the future look like? Will cash continue to underpin our society? Is blockchain technology overhyped or revolutionary?

Come join the Young Professionals of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall for a fascinating discussion on "The Future of Money" and how technology will impact our global financial system.

Andrei Cherny is an American lawyer, author, former political consultant, and the founder and President of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Cherney serves as the CEO of Aspiration, the online financial firm that provides consumers with ethical, sustainable banking, and investment accounts.

Anna Merzi is the founder and CEO of AlgoPay, an e-wallet that enables the unbanked in the Middle East to safely store their money online and access it in any country. Algopay partners with local businesses to operate as human ATMs, emphasizing accessibility for the world's most underserved, unbanked populations.

Arjan Schütte is the Founder & Managing Partner at Core Innovation Capital, a venture capital fund investing in financial services companies that focus on economic mobility and stability. He is a passionate advocate for market-based financial inclusion, blogs for Forbes, and has been noted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Economist, and in the documentary, Spent.