"In this session we examine whether cryptocurrencies are genuine or instead fraudulent as monies, what role they’ve played in the economy so far, and how they might influence the future. What explains their attraction? What are their main risks, and might they spread as a contagion, globally? Do cryptocurrencies differ materially (Bitcoin, Ether, Solana, USD Coin) and if so, why might it matter? El Salvador has designated Bitcoin as legal tender, while other states (China) are hostile to cryptocurrencies. Are they an alternative to government fiat monies or instead a possible model for well-run public digital currencies?"
Join us for Morals & Markets on January 27th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET to discuss "The Economics & Politics of Cryptocurrency." After Dr. Salsman's 20-30 minute topic introduction, there will be another 60-minutes available for discussion, questions, and debate!
For additional information and in preparation for the event, feel free to review the ABSTRACT which includes links to recommended reading.