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Blockchain and the Token Economy

Could na­tions states lose their mono­poly on print­ing money?

Type Speech/Dis­cus­sion

Host Vi­enna Uni­versity of Busi­ness and Eco­nomic: Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­nic­a­tions

An event of the ser­ies Busi­ness Science Un­plugged

Could na­tions states lose their mono­poly on print­ing money? Block­chain tech­no­logy and crypto­cur­ren­cies are get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion, with more and more in­vestors flock­ing to crypto­cur­ren­cies and ini­tial coin of­fer­ings (ICO’s). But what ex­actly are crypto­cur­ren­cies? Are they cur­ren­cies, com­mod­it­ies, or a com­pletely new as­set class? What is a token and how does it re­late to an ICO? What is the best way to evalu­ate a token, pre or post ICO? How could the highly li­quid ex­change of tokens af­fect the role of clas­sic fiat cur­ren­cies in our economy? This talk will give an in­tro­duc­tion to the cryp­toe­co­nom­ics of block­chain tech­no­logy and ex­plain why it might be­come an op­er­at­ing sys­tem for a new type of economy. We will ex­plain why block­chain is a new and dis­trib­uted gov­ernance tool that can ef­fi­ciently co­ordin­ate groups of people who do not know and trust each other, bey­ond the bound­ar­ies of na­tion states.


Dr. Sh­er­min Vosh­m­gir, Founder, Block­chain­Hub

DI (FH) Her­mann Er­lach MBA MSc, Man­age­ment, Mi­crosoft Aus­tria


Rainer Nowak Pub­lisher and Chief Ed­itor, die Presse


Vi­enna Uni­versity of Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics Cam­pus, Build­ing LC, Fest­ival Hall 1

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