MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019: The Next 10 years

It is almost time to visit Boston in its (crypto) winter glory! We are excited to announce the 6th Annual MIT Bitcoin Expo.

Background

The MIT Bitcoin Club is a student and blockchain-enthusiasts run club at MIT, whose mission is to increase awareness and use of cryptocurrency and to provide forums where blockchain-related ideas, projects, programs, and businesses can be studied, discussed, and developed. The club has also organized the MIT Bitcoin Expo every year since 2014 — a two day conference focused on all things blockchain (more on the expo below).

The club meets on a weekly basis to discuss the technology — both its merits and its challenges — and work on various projects. One such project was the MIT Bitcoin Project led by Dan Elitzer and Jeremy Rubin under the guidance of Professors Christian Catalini and Catherine Tucker in 2014. They raised $500K to distribute $100 worth of Bitcoin to all undergraduate students at MIT and study adoption of the then relatively unheard of tech. Spoiler alert! We continue to be incredibly inspired by this project and might attempt something along the same lines at the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019 ;).

But is it just about Bitcoin?

No. But we feel connected to the roots of this revolution. If Satoshi Nakamoto hadn’t published the Bitcoin whitepaper 10 years ago, we doubt we would be having any of these discussions around blockchain and cryptocurrency, and for that, we continue to pay tribute to the genesis. The MIT Bitcoin Club and Expo welcome all enthusiasts to think critically and openly about where we have come from and where we are headed.

In previous years, we have invited speakers from a wide variety of projects and backgrounds. Last year included academics, developers, regulators, VCs, and thought leaders working on Bitcoin, Ethereum, PoS, PoW, 0x, Algorand, and the list goes on. Take a look at our