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All you need to know about… Bitcoin *

If you had invested 8 euros in July 2010 you would now be a millionaire. Why is it that bitcoin is worth so much? And what’s the reason everyone is so hyped about this digital form of money? This is your chance to learn all you need to know! (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time 13:00-14:00
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission Free entrance
Speaker Wim Maas MSc
Contact Annelieke Koster (Academic Forum).
Organisation Academic Forum and Tilburg University Blockchain Association
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

The future of a “decentralized” currency

This one-hour lecture will teach you the basics about bitcoin and about blockchain, the technology that runs the cryptocurrency. Without getting too technical, Wim Maas, a lecturer at Tilburg University, will explain the reason why the bitcoin network has been running flawlessly since January 2009. He will also tell you why your bank is not too happy with the crypto movement.

After a brief overview of bitcoin’s history this lecture will focus on the future that the founders envisioned when creating bitcoin. In what way can society benefit from a “decentralized” currency and to what extent is this already the case? Learn how cryptocurrencies are empowering individuals, banking the unbanked, and ready to overhaul the financial services industry. At the end of the lecture there will be ample time for questions.

Wim Maas

Wim Maas is a lecturer at the department of Accounting and member of the Tilburg University Blockchain Association (TUBA). His PhD research interests focus on distributed ledger technology and the corporate governance of decentralized autonomous organizations.

Want to join Tilburg University Blockchain Association (TUBA)? Sign up here.

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When: 27 March 2018 13:00

End date: 27 March 2018 14:00