Cryptocurrencies: Challenges, disruption & Opportunities

This week at the Center for Politics and Governance. Details Wednesday, April 19, 5:00–6:00PM Student Activity Center (SAC), Room 1.106 Cryptocurrencies and the decentralized computing networks that power them, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have become a global phenomenon. The problem is, most people, including policymakers, don’t have a deep understanding of how these new networks operate, what they can do, and what risks and opportunities they present. Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director at Coin Center, will explain how cryptocurrencies work, examine the many policy issues they raise, and discuss the future of this innovative yet disruptive technology.