Global Hot Spots: Cryptocurrencies — Where Are They Gaining Real Traction?

November 15 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
Cost: Free

About the event

This talk will focus on cryptocurrencies, which are, arguably, a new type of financial asset. Join a discussion that will address what cryptocurrencies are, look at the most promising cryptocurrency projects that are gaining traction in the real economy, and consider the hurdles to broader consumer adoption.


Brad Chandler, director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business

About the speaker

At the Nicholas Center, Chandler is responsible for administering the center’s specialized programming focused on both master of business administration and undergraduate students, as well as teaching a number of its core courses. Chandler teaches the first-ever cryptocurrencies/blockchain class at the UW, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. In December 2018, the Nicholas Center published “Top Student Perspectives on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies,” which highlighted research performed by students in this discipline. In addition, Chandler advises a number of student groups including the Graduate Finance Organization, the Investment Banking Club, and Badger Blockchain. Prior to joining the center in 2017, Chandler was a managing director in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in New York City. He earned his doctor of law and master of business administration degrees from the University of Chicago, received a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Duke University, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this topical issue!

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

Lunch is not provided with your registration, but you can make a reservation to eat lunch at the Fluno Center by calling 608-441-7117.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at or 1-608-308-5537.

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