Looking Back Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward (LBLF)

LBLF provides a concise and analytical discussion of issues relating to the intersection of finance, technology, regulation, globalization and sustainable development.


Led by Professor Douglas Arner, LBLF focuses on major current issues in global finance, presenting them in their wider context.


Topics include digitization and datafication of finance, major trends and themes in global finance and its regulation, and the role of finance in sustainable development.


LBLF goes out every month to over 100,000 learners on the HKU-edX Professional Certificate in FinTech.


Can cryptos avoid collapse through regulation?

Looking Back, Looking Forward

with Professor Douglas Arner | Ep.5


Move to Smartphone

In this episode of Looking Back Looking Forward, Professor Douglas Arner discusses the risks imposed upon digital assets and the impacts on financial services and markets. Algorithmic stablecoins, maintaining stability in value between digital tokens and the US dollar, have encountered volatile development at the expense of its investors. This requires regulatory measures to be put in place for enabling administrative backing on such stablecoins, which Professor Arner highlights several options available for ensuring investor security and market protection.