The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Finance: A Catalyst for Change

Michael Casey, Jonah Crane, Gary Gensler, Simon Johnson, Neha Narula 16 July 2018

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Table of contents

Executive summary

1 Blockchain technology basics

2 Blockchain technology’s opportunities and challenges

3 Blockchain technology and finance

4 Public policy considerations and regulation of crypto-finance

5 Broader potential economic impact

6 Conclusions

Discussions

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab; Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Financial technology advisor; Regulator in Residence, FinTech Innovation Lab; Executive Director, RegTech Lab

Senior Advisor to the Director, MIT Media Lab; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Chairman, Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sloan School of Management, MIT and CEPR Research Fellow

Director, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab

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