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Future Money: The problem with cryptocurrencies

  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London, England, W1S United Kingdom (map)
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Hosted by The Royal institution

On 22nd May 2010, software developer Laszlo Hanyecz swapped 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, and the first documented purchase of real world goods with cryptocurrency was complete.

Nine years on from the first transaction and numerous peaks and troughs later, which cryptocurrencies have a future? Can currencies have real world applications without being backed by real assets? What are the legal and ethical implications of global digital currencies - do real world costs outweigh virtual benefits?

Join Alexander Lipton and Tatiana Cutts as they discuss the future of money for cryptocurrencies, central banks and society as a whole. 

What to expect?

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

By booking to attend events at the Royal Institution, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Ri's event terms and conditions.

The Merit Club members receive an exclusive 20% discount from the Royal Institution.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019, 19:00 – 20:30

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Investment: £12.80 (£3.20 discount)

Please note, this event is not organised by The Merit Club

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