When:
Monday, May 07, 2018 6:30p -
8:00p

Where:
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Alcohol, Date Idea, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University

Event website:
http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/

Science by the Pint is a free science café in which we invite a Boston-area research lab out to a pub or brewery to chat science over a cold one. The events are geared toward a general audience – all are welcome and no experience is necessary!

This week's event is:

Keeping Our Digital Feet on Solid Ground: The Role of Central Banks in Cryptocurrency

FEATURING
Robleh Ali
Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Digital Currency Initiative
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What makes money valuable? How can the banking systems that exist for issuing trusted “fiat” currencies, like the U.S dollar or the English pound, be adapted for “digital” currencies like Bitcoin? Will our future economy need banks at all? These are some of the questions that drive Robleh Ali, a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative. In his previous work as the manager of digital currencies for the Bank of England, Rob studied how large central banking institutions could issue their own digital currencies and the potential implications of such currencies for everyday bank activity. In his current role at MIT, he continues to study these questions, with the goal of understanding how to meld the innovative promise of digital currencies with the stability of current financial systems. Please join us, as well as Rob and his colleagues, as we explore this topic and other current areas of cryptocurrency research!

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