Please join us on Monday, March 29th at 12:00pm ET for a fireside chat with Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer of leading crypto media platform CoinDesk, and Kyriacos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus in charge of the country’s Research, Innovation, and Digital Policy. Diana Barrero Zalles ‘17 will moderate a conversation on the digital transformation of the financial system with the rise of emerging technologies including blockchain and the underlying policy issues to support this transition. The speakers will discuss the history of bitcoin and the promise of its underlying blockchain technology to solve major frictions in global finance. As a case in point, we will cover the current state of blockchain adoption in the EU and the role of Cyprus in particular as an international financial center that has developed a robust National Blockchain Strategy. They will also cover use cases of blockchain in public services to complement private sector institutionalization throughout the financial system. *Registered participants of this webinar will receive a link to register for CoinDesk's flagship annual conference “Consensus” on May 24th at a discounted rate. Please refer to your confirmation and reminder emails for the access link. This event is sponsored by the Yale School of Management International Center for Finance and the MIT Enterprise Forum.