[community] Community Meeting ( Nov 28 ): Addressing Institutional Barriers to Access in Financial Systems

Obara, Justin jobara at ocadu.ca
Mon Nov 26 12:45:30 UTC 2018

At this week’s Community Meeting<https://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Community+workshops> ( Nov 28, 2018 ) Kris Coward will be joining us to discuss addressing institutional barriers to access in financial systems.

Meeting Notes<https://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Community+Meeting+%28November+28%2C+2018%29%3A+Addressing+Institutional+Barriers+to+Access+in+Financial+Systems>


An estimated 1.7 billion people lack access to financial services through traditional banking systems, often due to systemic barriers such as having to meet identification requirements (while living in a jurisdiction without an adequately functioning civil society to issue the necessary identification). Cryptocurrencies have been touted as possible solution, but introduce their own barriers to access, as well as suffering from barriers between crypto-finance and traditional finance. These barriers will be examined, as well as technical and policy measures that can help remove them.

2:30 - 4:00pm ET

Locally: IDRC Office<http://idrc.ocadu.ca/about-the-idrc/contact-us>
Remotely: fluid_standup<https://conf.inclusivedesign.ca/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=xemU59x8DtnO41eCMtCpCioWaRI> Vidyo video conference


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