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Lunch Hour Lecture: Bitcoin unfolded: an introduction to cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 19 March 2020

image of a globe with a B in the middle to represent bitcoin

The aim of the lecture is to provide the general public with a better understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. These terms have became very popular but do we know what do they mean?.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
Darwin Building
Gower St
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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About the lecture:
The aim of the lecture is to provide the general public with a better understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. These terms have became very popular but do we know what do they mean?.Hence, I will unfold the following:How bitcoin work? What is the blockchain technology?What are bitcoin? What is their economic inner nature? Is that money or something else? Why their prices are so volatile?Are bitcoin and blockchain useful for the general public? The lecture will be based on the original and frontier research I am conducting at UCL Economics.

About the Speaker

Silvia Dal Bianco

Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at UCL

Dr. Silvia Dal Bianco, Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at UCL