With Matt Damon and Larry David pitching cryptocurrencies during the Super Bowl and the LA Lakers arena selling its naming rights to crypto.com for $700 million, cryptocurrencies have definitely made the break into the US and international financial mainstream. A crypto [cryptocurrency] is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange without reliance on centralized authority, such as a government or bank. Bitcoin, released as an open-source software in 2009, was the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, and the movement has grown immensely during the past 12 years. This month’s Ales & Ideas free lecture series provides community members of all trading levels a chance to learn about the historical development of digital cryptography in the 20th century and how these ideas were used to create cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications. No financial advice will be provided; instead, let the eternally curious Rich Beveridge be your guide sharing all he has learned about this important development in the decentralization of financial currency. This lecture will include a slide presentation and opportunity for Q&A from the audience. All are welcome.
Clatsop Community College is pleased to follow Fort George’s lead in returning to LIVE, in-person audiences for the April edition 2022 Thursday Night Talks. Come join us at the spacious Lovell Showroom, on 14th & Duans in Astoria. No more LIVE-Stream; no more Facebook. Of course, face coverings are still welcome. Doors open at 6pm, with food, ales, and other beverages available. No purchase is required; minors are welcome at this FREE event. The 1-hour event will begin promptly at 7pm.
Rich Beveridge has been teaching on the full-time faculty at Clatsop Community College since 2004. Beveridge began his career as a high school math teacher at Hopi High School in Arizona and several high schools in Maine before returning to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics at the University of Maine. He lives in Astoria with his wife Sheila, and beloved corgi Sunshine.