Crypto 101: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Geniuses, and Scoundrels

Presented on: Wednesday, November 17th at 12:00 PM EST

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Cryptocurrency is on everyone's lips—from small-time investors looking to strike it rich to government officials worried it will destabilize the economy. But despite all the buzz, many are still unsure what crypto is all about. Who's behind it? What's the difference between blockchain and Bitcoin? In this intriguing webinar, author Jeff John Roberts will cut through the hype and hyperbole surrounding crypto and explain the most important ideas in everyday language. He will cover the basics of blockchain technology, show how crypto is transforming finance and culture, and introduce you to the colorful people who have shaped the crypto world, from the CEO of America's biggest crypto company to Bitcoin's anonymous founder Satoshi Nakamoto. 

About the author: Jeff John Roberts is an author, journalist, and lawyer. In 2020, Harvard Business Review Press published his book Kings of Crypto, which tells the story of Coinbase, the first cryptocurrency exchange to go public. A long-time staff writer for Fortune magazine, Jeff's work has also appeared in the New York Times, Reuters, and The Economist. He is currently Executive Editor at the crypto media startup Decrypt.

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