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Central Bank Digital Currencies & the Future of Money

This panel discussion is taking place as part of INATBA’s Digital Asset series, organised in partnership with Caisse des Dépôts, and supported by EUBOF, the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum.

The session will aim to provide an overview of:

  • The role of CBDCs in balancing anonymity and transparency while improving financial inclusion.
  • CBDC pilots landscape: comparing maturity stages and variances in approaches across regions.


  • Steve Cerveny, Co-founder, Kaleido
  • Jed Grant, Member of the Board of Directors, Infrachain & President, KYC3
  • Ahmed Faragallah, Senior Financial Spector Specialist, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank
  • Raunak Mittal, Technology & Innovation Officer, Technology and Innovation Lab, World Bank
  • Adedeji Owonibi, Founder/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Convexity

Moderator: Inbar Preiss, Regulatory Correspondent, DL News

Register for the event here.


Sep 06 2023


14:00 - 15:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 06 2023
  • Time: 08:00 - 09:00


Panel Discussion


INATBA Online Conference Room


INATBA Executive Office
INATBA Executive Office

Other Organizers

Caisse des Dépôts
Caisse des Dépôts
EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum
EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum


  • Steve Cerveny
    Steve Cerveny
    Co-Founder, Kaleido
  • Jed Grant
    Jed Grant
    Member of the Board of Directors | Infrachain & President | KYC3
  • Ahmed Faragallah
    Ahmed Faragallah
    Senior Financial Spector Specialist, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank
  • Raunak Mittal
    Raunak Mittal
    Technology & Innovation Officer, Technology and Innovation Lab, World Bank
  • Inbar Preiss
    Inbar Preiss
    Regulatory Correspondent, DL News

    Inbar is a regulatory correspondent for DL News, based in Brussels. She reports on policy developments in digital finance globally, but with a focus on Europe.

  • Adedeji Owonibi
    Adedeji Owonibi
    Founder and CEO, Convexity

    Adedeji is a Blockchain Professional and Entrepreneur, a Forensic Investigation Practitioner and Certified Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator with more than Fifteen years of experience across few banks within the Nigeria Financial Sector and educator in Corporate workplace settings, Deji is uniquely qualified and involved in forensics analysis of Financial Infractions, Cryptocurrency crimes and designing plans that works for Government, Regulators, Law enforcement and Tax Authorities.He is an active member of Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), Member Blockchain Nigeria User Group and the Director Investigation and compliance at Cryptographic Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN). He was appointed by SEC Nigeria as Member Virtual Asset and Fintech Regulatory framework drafting Committee, a Technical Member – Nigeria National Blockchain Strategy under NITDA. He is a member of Global Digital Finance’s KYC/AML working group in France and a member of the Industry led Thinktank that worked on came out with FATF cryptocurrency Travel rule InterMessaging Standard for Virtual Assets (IVMS101) to help combat money laundering and terrorism financing using cryptocurrencies around the globe.

    His law enforcement training efforts on new money and cybercrime have seen him train many law enforment agents ranging from, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Army CyberWarfare command, Zambia Financial Intelligence Unit/Police, Central Bank of Nigeria and with Trainings experience in different African Countries.
    He is Chainalysis Sole Africa Investigative Partner helping law enforcement investigate criminal organizations using cryptocurrency to conceal illiccit activities across Africa, he is also the Africa Partner for Blockchain Intelligence Group based out of Canada.

    Adedeji is currently the Senior Partners in charge of Financial Forensics and Virtual ssets Regulatory Compliance Advisory at A&D Forensic and the founder of the Nigeria’s 1St Blockchain Innovation Hub (Convexity Tech Hub). He regularly speak at conferences on the subject of Blockchain Innovations, its emergence and implication for the future, Cryptocurrency crime involving Darkweb, Terror finance, Money laundering, Tax evasion and other financial crimes/Regulations

    He holds a BSc in Fraud Detection, Msc in Forensics (University of South Wales UK) and Msc In Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies (Montpellier Business School, Montpellier Southern France), he is also a Certified Blockchain Expert, Certified Blockchain Analytics Specialist and a McAfee Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI).

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