Cryptocurrency Prospects for 2021

The recent announcement that Gary Gensler will lead Joseph Biden’s financial policy transition team signals an interesting development in the incoming administration’s position on cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. Gensler, who was previously chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during the Obama administration, has considerable street cred in the cryptocurrency arena. As a faculty member at MIT, he directs the FinTech program in the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL) and serves on the board of the Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative. In these roles, he mentors graduate students and conducts research on blockchain technology, digital currencies, and macroeconomic policy.

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Creative Destruction and Disruptive Innovation

By John Murray, Research Director, Linqto Inc. In the mid-twentieth century, political scientist Joseph Schumpeter developed the theoretical basis for the business phenomenon that he called “creative destruction,” where technological advances launch…

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The Origins of Silicon Valley

John Murray, Research Director In recent decades, many technology industry observers and policymakers have marveled at Silicon Valley’s success in persistently attracting visionary entrepreneurs and ambitious investors from across the…

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The Challenges of E-Voting

by John Murray Research Director In the run-up to the US elections, fresh attention is being paid to voting machine technology and the challenges of designing reliable systems that can…

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Crystallizing the Crypto Vision

by John Murray Research Director View the the full panel discussion here. Venture investor Tim Draper has been a prominent figure in the Silicon Valley financial community for more than thirty…

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