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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Transactions
May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
6:30PM WINE RECEPTION
7:00PM PANEL DISCUSSION
Free for members; $15 for guests
In addition to his role at MIT Sloan School of Management, Gary Gensler is Senior Advisor to the Director of the MIT Media Lab, where he is Senior Advisor to both the Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and the Ethics and Governance of AI projects. He served as the 11th Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2009-2014) under President Barack Obama, leading the Administration’s post-crisis reform efforts of the $400 trillion over-the-counter derivatives – or swaps market – which was at the center of the 2008 financial crisis. In recognition, he was a recipient of the 2014 Tamar Frankel Fiduciary Prize. He was also Hillary Clinton’s Lead Financial Advisor in Ms. Clinton’s campaign for President. Gensler earned his undergraduate degree in economics in 1978 and his MBA in 1979, both from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.