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Public Lecture: Cryptocurrency, digital assets, and the DAO

Cryptocurrency is now a USD$3 trillion market and has made millionaires and billionaires out of ordinary individuals.

A US$1000 purchase of Bitcoin in July 2011 when it cost $13.91 would be US$2.9 million dollars today.

We explore the usefulness of cryptocurrencies in facilitating and enhancing private and commercial transactions in our globalised economy. We discuss how digital assets such as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have enabled creative artists to create new income streams.

Learn about how blockchain technology can be leveraged to create a transparent, democratic community spanning the globe with the decentralized autonomous organization.

  • Date: Thursday, 19 May
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST, Gold Coast time)
  • Event format: Public lecture with live Q&A
  • Location: Virtual, but you can attend the live-stream on campus if you wish (Room 4_3_37)
  • Tickets: Free, but please register to gain access to the Zoom link or to book your physical seat for the live-stream.

About the speaker 
Dr. Rand Low is an Associate Professor at the Bond Business School. Prior to joining Bond University, he led quantitative research teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (a US bulge-bracket investment bank) and BlackRock (the world’s largest asset manager) at their corporate headquarters in New York City.

His research areas are in investments management, specifically portfolio optimization, multi-asset investing strategies, and digital assets. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Journal of Risk. Rand has also published academic papers in blockchain and cryptocurrency in the Journal of Investing and Studies in Economics & Finance.