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A cryptocurrency for the Island of Ireland

14 April 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Two currencies are used on the Island of Ireland: the Pound Sterling in Northern Ireland and the Euro in the Republic of Ireland. About 30% of Northern Irish export is to the Republic of Ireland. The transaction costs between the two countries is large and hinders trade. This transaction cost is a further difficulty for people working over the border. This is increasingly so during periods of currency (de)valuation. The drop of the Pound post-Brexit was estimated in the Irish Independent to cost thousands of jobs throughout the economy. These results are far from ideal when the two countries depend on each other for trade. The question will thus be asked:

Can an Island of Ireland cryptocurrency promote a stable economy?

Panel Chair: Krijn Soeteman, FinTech Journalist


  1. Bryan Tierney, founder Boinnex Ireland

Can businesses use cryptocurrency in their operations?

  1. Chris Lascor, founder Global Pecunia & Money Coach

Consumers & Cryptocurrency

  1. Federico Lupo-Pasini, Associate Professor Commercial and Corporate Law Durham University

Regulatory issues of cryptocurrency

  1. Matthew O’Neill, PhD Candidate Cyberborder Development Queens University Belfast

Is an Island of Ireland cryptocurrency possible from a political point of view?

Date: 14th of April 2021

Time: 17:00-18:30 GMT (UTC+1)


14 April 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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