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Cryptocurrencies and Sustainability — Hype and Reality

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As part of CEGIST's seminar series, we are proud to announce that Cathy Mulligan (DCentral, IST) will present the work "Cryptocurrencies and Sustainability — Hype and Reality".

This seminar will take place on April 28 at 11:00, online via Zoom (link below)

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Cathy Mulligan
Cathy Mulligan


Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies have grown dramatically since the advent of Bitcoin in 2009 — entire new industries have spawned and many new possibilities of using blockchain have been proposed including creating social justice, overcoming poverty, improving the environment. At the same time, incredible advances have been made in the types and roles of cryptocurrency derivative assets/synthetic instruments in the traditional financial world. This outlines the path for cryptocurrencies and blockchain in creating genuine sustainability and social good — incorporating both the opportunities and the challenges that are ahead.


Speaker's bio

Cathy Mulligan is the European Research Area Chair in Blockchain at the University of Lisbon, where she leads a Lab dedicated to research in Blockchain for Social Good and Sustainability. Cathy has actively researched in cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2009 and advised multiple governments, companies, and NGOs on Digital Transformation & Cryptocurrency / Blockchain. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London. She has written 7 books on telecommunications and was a member of the UNSG High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation during 2019 and co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering — the world’s first academic centre on cryptocurrency and blockchain. Cathy has her PhD (Econ) and her MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.

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