Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Central Bank Digital Currency
While public interest in bitcoin and blockchain has exploded in recent years, the phenomenon continues to be steeped in mystique and misunderstanding. Join us as economist David Andolfatto and Julie Stackhouse, both from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, clarify what blockchain is, what it does, and why it may or may not be useful. Learn about bitcoin and its implications for monetary policy, as well as the merits of a central bank digital currency.
Dr. David Andolfatto is a Senior Vice President in the Research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He was a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo (2000-2009) and Simon Fraser University (2000-2009) before joining the Fed in 2009.
Julie Stackhouse is Executive Vice President and Managing Officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development, and Learning Innovation for the St. Louis Fed. Prior to her current position, she served as officer with the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Kansas City.
This event is part of the BB&T Lecture Series, as well as The Center for Free Enterprise's spring series on cryptocurrencies. It is free and open to all.
Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Harry Frazier Hall - College of Business, PNC Horn Auditorium, room 106
110 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40208