Date: Aug 05, 2021Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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HBSCD – Demystifying Cryptocurrency and Blockchain with MIT Professor Christian Catalini (virtual)

Thu, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
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Mark your calendars and plan to join the HBS Club of Dallas for this virtual event with MIT Professor Christian Catalini. Christian is the founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab, and a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School. He is a also co-creator of Diem (formerly Libra) Facebooks’s digital currency, and the chief economist of the Diem Association.

The talk will provide an overview of the evolving cryptocurrency, stablecoins, and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) landscape. Christian will also focus on the economics of the technology and some of the core trade-offs it involves. He will also cover the economic design of Diem and the implications the network may have on competition and innovation in payments and financial services.
We expect a very highly interactive and clarifying session! You won’t want to miss this one!

Participants must register by NOON on August 4th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out later that evening.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.

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Speaker

Christian Catalini

Christian Catalini is a co-creator of Diem (formerly Libra) Facebook’s Digital currency, and the Chief Economist of the Diem Association. Christian is the founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab, and a Research Scientist at MIT. While a Professor at MIT, Christian designed the MIT Digital Currency Research Study. In 2018, Christian was appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Christian’s research focuses on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and he previously worked on the economics of equity crowdfunding and startup growth, and the economics of scientific collaboration. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management), and MSc (summa cum laude) in Economics and Management of New Technologies from Bocconi University, Milan. His research has been featured in Nature,Science, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, WIRED, NPR, Forbes, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, VICE news and the Washington Post among others.

Christian has presented his work at a variety of institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, London Business School, New York University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, the Federal Reserve Bank, the US Treasury, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the World Bank, the IMF, the White House OSTP, and a number of central banks and regulators.

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Date: Aug 05, 2021Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location

Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • 25 / Non-Members
  • Free / Member/Member Guest (limit one)

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Imran Ahmed, Suleiman Ahmed, Jackson Andrews, Lockie Andrews, Adora Asonye, Karolina Baranowska, Guy Baron, Chelsey Baturin, Reba Beeson, Bruce Berkman, Lester Bernard, James Berns, Robert Bertagna, Robert Bertagna, Thomas Blum, Anders Brag, Deborah Brewster, Peter Burnim, Brian Byrd, Gerard Caccappolo, Marianne Camarda, Robert Carroll, Eli Chalfin, Dami Chen, Jane Chen, Nageswar Cherukupalli, Dara Cook, Michael Costa, Dan Cunningham, William Damm, Sherri Daniels, Nachi Das, Raj Das, William Das, Hemali Dassani, Michael DiGiacomo, Sally Durdan, Trina Dutta, Gary Ellis, Maria Ellis, Chris Emme, Sarah Endline, William Ettelson, Alexander Evans, Juan-Manuel Fernandez Cortina, Andrea Fiano, Steven Fischer, William Fowler, Dennis Gada, Ayala Gamburd, Jared Gerstenblatt, Joseph Giarraputo, Thomas Glendening, Barry Goldman, Elizabeth Gordon, Bethel Gottlieb, Valisha Graves, Arlin Green, Fernando Gutierrez Eddy, Linda Hanauer, Mitchell Hara, Michael Harnett, Nicholas Hay, A. Carter Hinckley, Carol Holding, Elisa Iglesias, Tim Irons, Mie Iwasa, Randal John-Baptiste, T. Johnson, Arthur Katz, Andrew Kernan, Atul Khanna, Michael Krupa, Prineeta Kulkarni, Terence Lally, Christopher Lawlor, Ellen Lazarus, Serena Lese, William Lese, Xin Li, Douglas Libby, Khoon-Min Lim, Daniel Lima, Eduardo Lima, David Linn, Susan Liu, Lance Lundberg, Amine Mamlouk, MONISH Mansukhani, Alan Mark, Cornelius Marx, Mark Mason, Kathleen McCarragher, Aileen McKenna, Robert McManus, Elizabeth Miller Rivera, Robert Mitchell, Leah Modigliani, Jill Monk, Brian Morrison, Nan Morrison, Timothy Morrison, Barrie Moskowitz, Ram Mouli, Vikas Mouli, David Moyer, Arndt Nicklisch, William Noe, John O'Donnell, Dion Oglesby, Michael Otten, Richard Pacheco, Stephen Pack, Jagdeep Pahwa, Jagdeep Pahwa, Michael Pambianchi, Emanuel Pearlman, Margaret Pederson, Kenneth Peskin, Laura Petrucci, Amelia Prounis, Robert Puopolo, Barry Puritz, Richard Radez, Ilona Rand, Nathan Redmond, Howard Rimerman, Kevin Rollag, Janus Rune Schultz Rune Schultz , Christian Ryan, Chris Saenger, Josue Sanchez, Lily Sassoon, Marvin Schildkraut, Lois Schneider, Peter Schweinfurth, Donald Seitz, Jacob Shavit, Iftikhar Shirazi, Alan Silberstein, Steve Skinner, Steven Skinner, Marianne Spraggins, Anne Stanton, Michael Stephenson, Beth Stewart, Harborne Stuart, Kenneth Tatum, David Teten, Alexandra Utterman, David Vander Schaaf, Peter Weinberg, Anita Wien, Robert Wishnick, Heather Wolf, Ivan Wolff, Sun-Hee Won, Stephen Wood, JINGJING ZHANG, Oscar Zagrean, eli schildkraut

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HBS Club of Dallas

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1460 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036