Event November 04, 2019

Shearman & Sterling Convenes Panel with the Global Blockchain Business Council

  • New York

Shearman & Sterling and the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) convened a panel discussion on the world’s most talked about digital assets, stablecoins, on Monday, November 4 from 6:00–8:00 pm at Shearman & Sterling’s New York office.

A number of companies, particularly those in the banking and technology sectors, have announced or discussed plans to launch their own stablecoins, typically to be used as either a medium of exchange or for trade settlement. However, these digital assets have sparked global debate and attracted significant attention from governments and regulators around the world. 

The panel discussed the impetus for companies launching enterprise digital assets and the regulatory challenges that follow, as well as what is in store for the future of stablecoins. 

Participants included:


  • Sandra Ro, Chief Executive Officer at GBBC


  • Reena Sahni, Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Partner at Shearman & Sterling
  • Eric Winer, VP of Engineering at Gemini
  • Michael Moro, Chief Executive Officer at Genesis Global Trading
  • Jeff Bandman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at BlockAgent; Former FinTech Advisor & Founding Director LabCFTC at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission