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Tuesday, January 28 • 2:45pm - 3:50pm
The Third Era of Currency: How the Internet, Mathematics, & Bitcoin are Innovating Money LIMITED

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From sheckels to silver dollars, the medium with which we exchange for goods and services has always been indicative of the times. Today we explore the next era of currency, one backed by mathematics, powered by the Internet, driven by the market and delivered by the innovative open source protocol known as Bitcoin. Experts will discuss the social and economic benefits as well as the challenges in reinventing currency. The panel will explore how the Internet is disrupting everything including money.

Moderators
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Andrea Peterson

Technology Reporter, Washington Post
Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development. | | Peterson was previously a tech reporter for ThinkProgress, and her writing has also appeared on Slate and Science Progress. | | Source: Washington... Read More →

Speakers
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Susan Athey

Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Athey earner her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Ph. D from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Her current research focuses on the economics of the internet, marketplace design, auction theory, the statistical analysis of auction data, and the intersection of computer science and economics. Recently she has... Read More →
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Jerry Brito

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. His research focuses on technology and Internet policy, copyright, and the regulatory process. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the coauthor, with Susan Dudley... Read More →
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John Collins

Professional Staffer, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
John Collins serves as a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), with responsibility for special investigations and issues related to critical infrastructure security. Mr. Collins is the lead for the Committee’s inquiry into issues related to digital currencies and the Chairman’s principal advisor on the subject. He has led hearings and... Read More →
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Edward Felten

Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Ed Felten is the Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University as well as a professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton. He was the first Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission while on leave from Princeton. | | His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security... Read More →
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Patrick Murck

General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation
Patrick Murck is a founding member and General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. His expertise extends across the legal and regulatory issues governing the use of Bitcoin, virtual economies, gamification, alternative payment systems, and social loyalty and reward programs. Previously, he has been an executive represented digital currency clients and worked as a telecom, media and technology attorney with a Washington, D.C.-based law firm. He... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:45pm - 3:50pm
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

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