MIT Bitcoin Expo Looks to Educate Others on Digital Currencies
The MIT Bitcoin Expo promises to be one of the most exciting bitcoin events of the year. The expo is hosted by HackMIT, the MIT Bitcoin Club, and the College Cryptocurrency Network.
MIT Bitcoin Expo
The event will be held on May 3rd at the Stata Center, between 11:00 and 6:00.
The event will cover the basics of bitcoin, from how it works, to having experts take the floor and share their perspectives on digital currencies.
The expo hopes to show how
“one of most exciting developments in decades across the fields of cryptography, distributed computing, graph theory, finance, and economics.”
A workshop will also take place during the expo, where practitioners will introduce everyone to the types of tools used for interacting with bitcoin’s complex coding.
The list of the expo’s speakers include Sean Neville, co-founder and CTO of Circle, Bitcoin SourceForge contributor Gavin Andresen, founder and CEO of Armory Technologies, Alan Reiner, software developer Andy Ofiesh, bitcoin advocate Ryan X. Charles, founder and host of World Bitcoin Network, James D’Angelo, developer and designer Zach Ferland, MIT undergrad Jeremy Rubin and the Founder and President of the MIT Bitcoin Club, Dan Elitzer.
Starting at 11am on May 3rd, the event will begin with brunch at the College Cryptocurrency Network. At noon, the events discussions will commence, starting with a welcome, and moving on to an introduction to the digital currency.
Later that afternoon, a talk on altcoins, contracts and sidechains will be hosted by James D’Angelo. The event will wrap up by 6pm, and will be followed by a reception.
Bitcoin meetings have been set up all throughout the world to help teach others an alternative to traditional money.
Ireland will hold its first ever bitcoin conference this July, hoping to demonstrate how bitcoin will impact the world. Founder of the Bitfin Conference, Fergal Murray says the conference will raise awareness in issues dealing with the digital currency platform.
Murray’s conference will examine questions such as:
“How will financial institutions adapt to a technology that threatens their dominance? What happens if inflationary and deflationary currencies collide at scale? What does it mean for law enforcement, national security and civil liberties? How can we strike a balance between openness and regulation?”
Such bitcoin educational events and conferences don’t just look into the possible future, but are the first steps in making it happen.
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