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Christian Catalini

Christian Catalini

Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Professor, Global Economics and Management

Contact: 617-290-9618, sjohnson@mit.edu

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Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker

Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance

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Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

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Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor, Applied Economics

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Opinion: MIT-led team is aiming to build a better cryptocurrency – Sandy Pentland

From MarketWatch New technologies that make it possible to reinvent our financial system have exploded over the past decade. Bitcoin BTCUSD, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are proof that there’s a market for alternatives to the big, powerful players. And yet, it’s unclear how these cryptocurrencies will affect the economic landscape. Problems like bubbles, financial crashes and inflation aren’t going away any time soon. (Ahem, note recent events.) But in the future, things could be different. These digital currencies and their supporting infrastructure hold great promise for deepening our understanding of the monetary circuit. With newfound clarity, we can build tools for minimizing financial risk; we can also learn to identify and act on early-warning signals, thus improving system stability. In addition, this new level of transparency could broaden participation in the economy and reduce the concentration of wealth. A crypto alternative How might this work? Leading cryptocurrencies, with bitcoin being perhaps the most … Read More » The post Opinion: MIT-led team is aiming to build a better cryptocurrency – Sandy Pentland appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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