Cryptocurrency 101: Careers, Insights and the Future of Money
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Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that’s an alternative to the local cash you’re probably using daily. The best known crypto was introduced in 2009 - called Bitcoin. Unlike traditional money, crypto doesn’t stop at the border and unlike print money it’s created using Blockchain technology and isn’t actually backed by gold.
Confused yet? Don’t worry, this session will clear it all up, and give you the basic knowledge you need to decide if it’s something you’re interested in.
Why it matters:
🚀 Future payments: Companies and organizations in a variety of industries are making crypto an official payment method for goods and services
🚀 Financial literacy: Benefits of cryptocurrency include being able to buy and resell crypto at a higher price
🚀 Security: It protects the identity of the user, it’s difficult to track and not tied to a specific country
Here’s what you’ll learn:
✅ The challenges of using cryptocurrency in the mainstream
✅ What are the job opportunities tied to cryptocurrency
✅ How are policies being developed and changing
✅ Where are the best places to go to stay up to date on all things Crypto
Your Interests: #finance #computerscience #engineering #datascience #productmanager #policy
- Michael Mosier
- Former Acting Director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
- Amanda Wick
- Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis
- Dante Disparte
- Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy at Circle
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