Blockchain, Democracy, and Transparency

Event date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Event time: 4:30 pm
Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
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Presented and moderated by Ibrahima Amadou Niang, 2018 World Fellow.

According to Don & Alex Tapscott, blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. Jason Hsu, a Taiwanese legislator, will give examples of how this digital ledger can be used to promote democracy and global transparency. He is currently a legislator at-large from Taiwan overseeing technology developments and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include Fintech Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is in charge of setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA) as well as Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain and Industry Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO).