Will cryptocurrency profoundly alter the monetary system? What is the future of cryptocurrency? What are the pros and cons? And what do they mean for economics, for power, and for society? Maria Amoudian discusses the questions around cryptocurrency with David Golumbia, Gina C. Pieters, Lee W. McKnight, and Emin Gun Sirer.

David Golumbia is an Associate Professor in Digital studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is an expert in digital studies and is the author of The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism.

Gina C. Pieters is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Trinity University. He is an expert in international macroeconomics.

Lee W. McKnight is an Associate Professor in Information Studies at Syracuse University. He is an expert in business and economics and is the co-author of Cloud to Edgeware: Wireless Grid Applications, Architecture and Security for the “Internet of Things”.

Emin Gun Sirer is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University. He is an expert in computer networking.

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