FE Practioners Seminar: Bitcoin Panel

January 23, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

FE Practioners Seminar: Bitcoin Panel

Schapiro Hall (CEPSR) Davis Auditorium
Panel Title and Description: Blockchain 101: Opportunities and Challenges
 
In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Case System” which proposed a technical concept to create, “[a] system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party.” Only more recently, however, has a much broader discussion emerged about the implications and potential of applying blockchain technology – the verification system of Bitcoin – to a much wider array of business transactions and data systems. This session will describe the basics of blockchain technology and will then sort through the buzz to discuss the true opportunities and challenges for its future.
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Panelists:
  • Matt Klein, Alphaville columnist, Financial Times
  • Matthew Hamilton, Strategic Partnerships, Loyyal
  • Jonathan Wolinsky, Managing Director, Genesis Project
  • Matthew Quint, Columbia Business School [moderator]


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