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Cryptocurrency 101: Crypto-ledgers, Bitcoin & More

Terms like Bitcoin, blockchain, and mining are entering the mainstream — but to the unacquainted, it can be hard to know where to start. What is the blockchain, after all? Is it truly the solution to the world’s problems? How are cryptocurrencies acquired and traded? How does it all work?

On October 18, 2017, CDT fellow and political economist Benjamin Dean discussed the basics of crypto-ledgers, cryptocurrencies, and the associated policy issues.

His presentation slides are available here.

Video of Ben’s talk is available here.