Christian Catalini: Breaking Down the Libra Cryptocurrency
How does Libra work? How you will be able to use it once it goes live? And what is Calibra doing to address issues around privacy and security? Christian Catalini, co-creator of Libra and the Head Economist at Calibra, the Facebook subsidiary developing a wallet for Libra, answers these questions and more. Catalini is a professor at the MIT Sloan School (on leave) and an expert in blockchain.
Michael Cusumano, Professor of Management at MIT Sloan and co-author of the book, The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power, among others, weighs in on the political and regulatory challenges that Libra faces.
Scott Onder, Senior Managing Director, Social Ventures, at Mercy Corps, the humanitarian aid organization, appears on the program to talk about Libra’s potential to bring financial services to the many people around the world who don’t use banks or other traditional institutions.
For more about Christian Catalini: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/christian-catalini
For more about Michael Cusumano: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/michael-a-cusumano