Saifedean Ammous Seminar

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 4:10pm to 6:10pm
Columbia University

 

Bitcoin is the first technology for the final transfer of digital goods online, facilitating the groundbreaking innovation of instant global payments without intermediation. This seminar will describe the technologies that make bitcoin function, and their implications for global economic development, and particularly for the world’s poorest, who lack access to financial services, and who could skip traditional financial services and move to digital currencies in the same way they have gone straight to using mobile phones and skipped telephone landlines.