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Published on Jan 31, 2014
From shekels to silver dollars, the medium with which we exchange for goods and services has always been indicative of the times. Today we explore the next era of currency, one backed by mathematics, powered by the Internet, driven by the market and delivered by the innovative open source protocol known as Bitcoin. Experts will discuss the social and economic benefits as well as the challenges in reinventing currency. This panel explored how the Internet is disrupting everything, including money.
Panelists Include: • Andrea Peterson, Reporting, Washington Post (moderator) • Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business • Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University • John Collins, Professional Staff, Senate Cmte. on Homeland Sec. and Gov. Affairs • Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University • Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation