Sky Guo, Cypherium to Represent Blockchain Sector at 75th UN GA

  • Blockchain
  • 19.10.2020 05:11 pm

Sky Guo, a founding member of OMFIF, and co-founder of Cypherium, an enterprise-focused blockchain platform facilitating interoperability between blockchain and central bank digital currency (CBDCs), has been invited by United Nations to discuss how the next-generation of foreign policy leaders can leverage emerging digital technologies to solve the world's most pressing challenges.

As one of the only delegates from the blockchain sector in attendance, Sky will be instrumental in ensuring the industry is accurately represented. Fortunately, being both a founder of OMFIF, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, the independent forum for central banking, economic policy and public investment, where he actively leads the discussion on CBDC interoperability, Sky is the perfect candidate for communicating the importance of cryptocurrencies and their place in the future of finance.

"I'm incredibly honored to be representing the blockchain and digital asset industry at the UN's 75th anniversary," said Sky Guo, co-founder of Cypherium. "Leading the conversation around digital assets and their potential role in the future of finance is critical. This is especially true as CBDC development continues at a record pace.”

"The time to instill interoperability between these instruments is now and getting this message across is paramount to their success and the success of the broader economy," Guo added.

The timing couldn't be more suitable. This year's annual meeting marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The UN will commemorate the founding of the UN charter around the theme, 'The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism.' 

The world-renown alliance, comprising 193 nations around the globe, formed on the basis of unity and multilateralism — an ideal at the heart of Cypherium’s own goals.

This year's summit will encompass ideas of solidarity and unity and ruminate on forward-thinking political and intergovernmental actions to help expedite the UN's sustainable development goals (SDG). As part of it's SDGs, the organization aims to address challenges pertaining to poverty, economic growth, industry innovation, and infrastructure as well as many others.

With CBDCs likely leading the charge in the economic future and affecting many of these challenges, Cypherium's push for discussion around cross-chain compatibility has never been more important. With over 80% of the world Central banks actively devising a CBDC, ensuring interoperability between sovereign instruments is crucial to harness their potential and avoid the bottlenecks offered by the current system. All with the aim of facilitating a better system in which financial inclusion and efficiency win through.

Guo will be presenting as part of the UN75 dialogue organized by YPFP (Young Professionals in Foreign Policy), bringing together young professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and mid- to high-level diplomats and experts to discuss concrete ideas and steps on how the next generation of foreign policy leaders can work together to address global challenges.

The presentation is taking place online on Tuesday, 20 October (18:00-20:00 CEST | 12:00-14:00 EDT) here

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