Friday 24 January 17:30 - 20:00

G.1 LT, Centre for Commercial law Studies
67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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Past, Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies


Past, Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

About the Speaker

Dr Garrick Hileman is head of research at the company Blockchain and a researcher at the London School of Economics.

Dr Hileman has been ranked as one of the 100 Best Economists in the UK and Ireland. He has also been invited by various public institutions to deliver his research, including the Bank of England, the Financial Stability Board and the Financial Times. Notably, he established the UK’s first taught class on blockchain at Cambridge University.

His research includes "Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study" and follow-on "Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study”. He also created and published the CoinDesk "State of Bitcoin" and "State of Blockchain" reports from 2013-2016.

About the Lecture

The lecture shall be based on an Executive Education programme that Dr Hileman currently teaches at LSE and delivers to business practitioners. It is aimed to provide students with an explanation of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies operate, as well as an overview of the potential for them to impact businesses and the global economy. Recent developments, including Facebook Libra trying to establish a payment system Switzerland, the possibility of central banks establishing digital currencies and the question of what this means for the future of money, demonstrates the importance of this area.

This lecture aims to provide students with key insights into areas relating to current developments, which should be beneficial for those completing essays and dissertations in the area, as well as those looking to pursue future careers in business and financial law.


17:30 - 18:00 Registration

18:00 - 19:15 Lecture and Q&A

19:15 - 20:00 Networking and drinks


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