The virtual world of cryptocurrency still mystifies millions of people, even though Bitcoin, widely regarded by investors around the globe as the original, was introduced more than a decade ago in 2009. Despite its high profile, especially on social media platforms and online forums, many people are still confused because cryptocurrency, or crypto, isn’t connected to anything tangible in the real world. In the face of such opportunities and challenges, the decisions being made today – by political leaders in capital cities and by entrepreneurs in far-flung villages – will shape the future of the world we all share.

IFE Blockchain Impact Roundtables will convene private and public sector leaders from around the world which will help explain the broader macro context for the rise of bitcoin, including economic, political, and social drivers.