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Saturday, July 9 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Bitcoin and Beyond: The Problems and Prospects of New Digital Currencies

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Can new technology enable us to reinvent the money system? This session will introduce some of the emerging opportunities and dangers among digital currencies and financial platforms, including Bitcoin and lesser-known alternative currencies. We can expect to understand better not only the workings of these systems, but what they mean for efforts to create a more just economy.


Chris Hewitt

Chris Hewitt is the executive director of the Hudson Valley Current, a digital local currency for the mid-Hudson Valley. As a co-founder of the nonprofit project, Hewitt has helped grow the membership in the barter exchange to over 210 members that have exchanged over 160,000 Currents... Read More →
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Mario Liebrenz

Communication Team, FairCoop
Mario Liebrenz is a member of the FairCoop Communication Team and a co-founder of the European Cooperative Society "Freedom Coop". Since 2013, he is involved in alternative and post growth economy movemtens, integral cooperatives, commons, cryptocurrencies and related areas. Currently... Read More →
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Scott Morris

Founder, CEO, Ithacash
Scott Morris is a political economist and community economics activist living in Ithaca, NY, where he founded “Ithacash” as the buy-local/localist answer to Bitcoin. He has been designing and organizing for complementary currencies since the “HERO Rewards” and “Merit... Read More →
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Stephanie Rearick

Creative Director, Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks
Stephanie Rearick is founder of the Dane County TimeBank (DCTB) - a 2800+-member timebank devoted to building a just and inclusive economy - and Project Coordinator of Mutual Aid Networks. In addition to her work in timebanking and promoting grassroots-up economic and community regeneration... Read More →
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Nathan Schneider

Assistant Professor, Media Studies, CU Media Enterprise Design Lab
Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder whose work revolves around economy, technology, and religion. His articles have appeared in publications including Harper's, The Nation, The New Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Education... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 201