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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains: How They Work and Why You Might Care

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ClassGraphic Ever wonder what all of the Bitcoin fuss is about? And what does blockchain (whatever that is) have to do with it? Maybe you’ve already looked into cryptocurrencies but want to understand more about mining and ledgers and how it all works. Facebook has a major project to create and manage a global cryptocurrency, the Libra. The Chinese government is working on a crypto version of their national currency, the Yuan. Venezuela created the Petro cryptocurrency as a way to skirt international economic sanctions, but average Venezuelans rely on Bitcoin to mitigate the consequences of the country’s hyper-inflation. Is all of this crazy? Just a fad? Or are these players, and many others, on to something? Together, we’ll try to figure this out by reading and discussing Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies by Mehta, Agashe and Detroja (Paravane Ventures, 2019). Join us!

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Don Mided2.John Howard 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/15/2020 - 2/5/2020 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map John Howard  ; Don Mided  ClassRoom