Crypto in the News:

What is going on?

Courtesy of WSJ

Henry Holtzman

Chief Innovation Officer at MobileCoin

In conversation with:

Dr. Eric W. Burger

Director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) at Virginia Tech
Former Chief Technology Officer of the FCC

Join a one-hour online session to provide perspective on the current state of crypto featuring a discussion between the longtime MIT Media Lab Chief Knowledge Officer and current Chief Innovation Officer at MobileCoin Henry Holtzman, and moderator Eric Burger, Virginia Tech Professor and former FCC CTO. The discussion will cover FTX, crypto, and where crypto heads from here.

Holtzman and Burger will discuss how the mainstreaming of crypto has led not-wealthy // crypto-sophisticated people to bet their money on a foreseen house of cards (in the case of Terra), or lose it to outright mismanagement and fraud (in the case of FTX) destroying a huge amount of value and confidence in the entire industry. They will also explore what crypto has to offer and what should be done to make it usable and safe. There will be time allocated to take your questions.

This event is run by the MIT Club of Washington, DC

Click here to RSVP!!!

Henry Holtzman is the current Chief Innovation Officer at MobileCoin. Prior to this, Holtzman was the Vice President of the AI Center at Samsung Electronics from September 2013 to May 2019, and before that, the Founder, CEO, and CTO of Presto Technologies, Inc. from January 1998 to December 2001. Holtzman's career began as the Chief Knowledge Officer at the MIT Media Lab from September 1985 to September 2013.

Holtzman earned an MS in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eric W. Burger is the Research Director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) at Virginia Tech. Burger has extensive experience in telecommunications policy, having served as chief technology officer for the Federal Communications Commission and assistant director for the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. His current role as technical director of the Next G Alliance complements CCI's research focus on securing the next generation of mobile networks. He is currently a research professor of computer science at Georgetown University. Burger is also affiliated with Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs as a research professor.

Burger attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received an MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and a Ph.D in computer science from Illinois Tech.

December 08, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8pm


Washington, DC
United States

Mark Johnston