The United Nations Institute for The Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI) together with the University of Birmingham is bringing together a cross-disciplinary panel of experts to address issues surrounding the regulation of distributed ledger technologies specifically cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and the implications of regulation for the wider meanings of currency.
The panels will explore the motivations for the use of cryptocurrencies in Africa, consider the state of domestic policies, the complex legal, socio-cultural, economic, technological, and ethical issues, and consider a principled approach to any future regulation. The event is convened by Dr Maureen Mapp of the University of Birmingham Law School, and it will take place on Thursday 6 July, at UNAFRI, Naguru in Kampala.
Panellists at the event include:
- The Central Bank of Uganda
- Directorate of Public Prosecutions of Uganda
- Uganda Communications Commission
- Birmingham Law School
- Makerere University Law School
- Law School of Uganda Christian University Mukono
- Uganda Police Force
- Financial Intelligence Agency (Uganda)
The event is by invitation only.