Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple. In the last year dozens of cryptocurrencies have hit the mainstream, some seeing their values increase by nearly 1,000% in a span of mere months. Still, the discussion around cryptocurrency is largely technical, leaving many wondering what exactly they are and whether they are safe. How is a bitcoin different from regular currency? What is a blockchain? Are cryptocurrencies poised to become a global standard free from the whims of any country’s financial institutions? Our speakers will cover the technical grounding, the possiblilities of regulation, and the economic and political ramifications of what is still a new and little understood technology.
Dr. Roman Yampolskiy is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering & Computer Science. His research interests include the intersection of artificial intelligence and security, evolutionary computation, and game security.
Andrew Prell is the CEO of Convergence 4D. He is a veteran inventor, director, developer, serial entrepreneur, and an early pioneer of virtual reality, being one of the first to commercialize the technology in the early 1990s.
Tim Totten has nearly 30 years of international experience in the wireless and aviation industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of Aviation Spectrum Resources and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, and is an advisor to several charitable organizations and start-ups.
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