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Adjunct Prof. Sarah Hammer and CTIC Academic Fellow Giovanna Massarotto explore the business and legal implications of cryptocurrency

November 18, 2021

Hammer discussed cryptocurrency’s role in various industries, while Massarotto explored the issue of regulation.

There are thousands of different cryptocurrencies, from Bitcoin to Dogecoin, but no consensus on the precise number. The range is between 5,000 and 12,000, valued at about $2 trillion globally.

These digital money, high-tech alternatives to regular paper money represent a versatile and fast way to purchase or sell something. But how might cryptocurrencies continue to expand? And what is the current state of crypto regulations?

Penn Today asked experts across the University to share their thoughts on what the future cryptocurrency landscape looks like, from business and banking, laws and regulation, to environmental impact.

Among those experts are Sarah Hammer, Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and Giovanna Massarotto, Academic Fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC).

Read their perspectives at Penn Today.