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Introducing Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and How They Can Impact Libraries
The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet and sprouted a world of information. The second generation is bringing us the “Internet of value” powered by blockchain, which is a new, distributed platform that can ensure the integrity of data exchange between billions of devices without going through a trusted third party. In this webinar,

- Learn what blockchain is and appreciate its overall importance,
- Understand how cryptocurrencies record transactions using blockchain technology,
- Highlight innovative blockchain applications that are transforming society, and
- Discuss how libraries can use blockchain and cryptocurrencies to enhance their value.

Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College.

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein's personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.

Chad also plays drums in two bands: Low Season and It Will Flood.

Sep 29, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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