SFU Vancouver Speakers Series Presents: David Andolfatto
Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin & Beyond


Mon, 07 Jul 2014 7:00 PM

There will be a pre-event reception beginning at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

SFU Ancillary Services will be hosting a post-event networking reception.


Segal Graduate School of Business
SFU’s Vancouver campus
500 Granville St.


Event is free but registration is required.

Join us for Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin & Beyond, a free public lecture and dialogue with David Andolfatto, Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University; Vice President, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Charlie Smith, editor of the Georgia Straight will moderate the evening. 

Professor Andolfatto will discuss money, payments, and monetary policy in a world with cryptocurrencies. Following the lecture, Andolfatto will be joined by cryptocurrency commentators Stephen Hui and Michael Yeung for a moderated discussion. Read Andolfatto's blog MacroMania here.

David Andolfatto is a vice president in the research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and has published extensively on labor markets and monetary policy. He is a member of the president’s senior advisory council at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Charlie Smith has been editor of the Georgia Straight since 2005. Prior to that, he was the paper’s news editor covering politics, business, and environmental and legal affairs. He’s also worked at CBC Radio, CBC TV, and taught investigative journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (then known as Kwantlen University College).


Stephen Hui is the web editor and technology editor at the Georgia Straight. Hui covers all sorts of news and writes the Straight's Technology and Geek Speak columns. In 2009, he won a Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award in the print category. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenHui

Michael Yeung is the founder of the Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club and has explained Bitcoin on Global TV, CBC Radio, The Vancouver Sun, Huffington Post, and other publications. SFU sits alongside Stanford, MIT, and Berkeley in the College Crypto Network. Michael is also the CEO of Saftonhouse Consulting Group, a cryptocurrency consultancy, and a member of the Bitcoin Foundation. Follow him on Twitter: @saitoshee

About the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series:

Accessible. Affordable. Engaging.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series brings global experts to a local audience. Launched in 2012, the series builds on SFU’s rich history of community engagement by exploring critical issues to contribute to better understanding among Vancouver’s citizens through an intellectually enriching experience.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series is presented by SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU Vancouver and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.


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