Christian Catalini: “Breaking Down the Libra Cryptocurrency”

Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management (on leave)

We hope you’ll tune in to the next installment of the MIT Sloan Experts Series

Join us on November 7 at 12 noon ET for a live conversation with Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and the Head Economist at Calibra, the Facebook subsidiary developing a wallet for Libra. Catalini, a professor at the MIT Sloan School (on leave) and an expert in blockchain, will explain how Libra works, how you will be able to use it once it goes live, and what Calibra is doing to address issues around privacy and security.

Michael Cusumano, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan and co-author of the book, The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power, among others, will weigh in on the political and regulatory challenges that Libra faces.

Scott Onder, Senior Managing Director, Social Ventures, at Mercy Corps, the humanitarian aid organization, also appears on the program to talk about Libra’s potential to bring financial services to the many people around the world who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions.

You will be able to view the live show by bookmarking this page and tuning in November 7 at 12 noon ET.

At the end of the show, Catalini will take questions from social media. If you’re joining us on the MIT Sloan Facebook page, submit your question in the comments. On Twitter, tag your questions with the hashtag #MITSloanExperts. Your question could be answered live on the air.

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