Digital Currency Initiative
@ the Media Lab
Marcio Jose Bastos Silva /


The Digital Currency Initiative is a group at MIT focusing on cryptocurrency and its underlying technologies. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin enable open, trustless digital payments and contracts. In the spirit of the Internet's wide reach, this technology, and the people behind it, have the potential to impact billions of people and become a crucial part of daily life. We seek to push the envelope on the development of this technology with fundamental research, while shedding light on the associated benefits, risks, and ethical quandaries. Beyond research centered at MIT, we also help support open-source cryptocurrency communities and diversity, and hope to foster a broader academic community in this space.



Scaling Bitcoin IV: Scaling the Edge

November 4-5, 2017 Stanford, CA

Continuing: DCI Monthly Research Meetings

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Bretton Woods Summit on Financial Inclusion

Cohosting with Consumers' Research. July 30 - August 2, 2017 Bretton Woods, NH

MIT Bitcoin Expo

March 4-5, 2017 26-100

Initial Coin Offerings with Patrick Murck and Marco Santori

January 11, 2017 5 PM Media Lab, E15-341

Scaling Bitcoin Milan

October 8-9, 2016

The DAO Debrief

June 28, 2016

MIT Bitcoin Expo

March 5-6, 2016

Scaling Bitcoin Hong Kong

December 6-7, 2016

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