FREE Webinar Series -- Exploring the World of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain with Dr. Lamont Black

Join us for a free, two-part LIVE webinar series on crypto, digital assets, and blockchain. 

Presented by Central Willamette Credit Union a part of our Financial Success series. Open to all.
In this two-part webinar series, renowned cryptocurrency/blockchain expert Professor Lamont Black cuts through the misinformation and clutter on this emerging class of digital assets. 

Webinar #1: Cryptocurrency: The Origins of Digital Cash

Date: Thursday, September 14th 2023

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm PST

Location: Zoom Webinar

The nature of money has changed over human history and will take different forms in the future. Many of these changes have been driven by technology, such as the shift from metal coins to paper bills and from plastic cards to smartphones. 

What You Will Learn:

  • How cryptocurrency has the potential to be part of the evolution of money. The origins of cryptocurrency in 2008 introduced the idea of “peer-to-peer electronic cash” with the publication of the Bitcoin white paper. 

  • What digital wallets are and how they store and send cryptocurrency as digital cash, likely to emerge as an easy way for people to manage their money in digital form.

  • We will explore how digital cash could change the future of money on the internet.

Webinar #2: Blockchain: The Technology Behind the Crypto Ecosystem

Date: Thursday, September 21st 2023

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00 pm PST

Location: Zoom Webinar

The technology that makes cryptocurrency and digital assets possible is called blockchain. Whether you are sending digital cash to a friend or minting NFTs for digital art, blockchain is the technology that empowers this entire ecosystem of use cases. Professor Black dedicates this webinar to all things about blockchain technology – and how to better understand it from a consumer and business point of view.

What You Will Learn:

  • What blockchain is as a distributed ledger technology (DLT) and why some organizations are making significant investments in utilizing this technology for different kinds of business applications.
  • Why emerging technologies like Metaverse and Web3 are being built using blockchain and what that means for both consumers and businesses.

About Professor Lamont Black, Ph.D.

Professor Lamont Black is a recognized expert on cryptocurrency and blockchain who is a regularly invited speaker for conferences, board strategy sessions, corporate training, and the media. His teaching on cryptocurrency at DePaul University, which covers the technology and use cases, has been featured in the Chicago Tribune. In his graduate course on blockchain, he works with business and computer science students to build real-world blockchain applications. Dr. Black also teaches courses on data analytics, banking, and financial markets. He is the Academic Director of the Keeley Center for Financial Services at DePaul University.

Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C., where he focused on bank regulation. He served at the Board of Governors from 2005 to 2013, primarily under Chairman Ben Bernanke during the financial crisis. His publications include articles in Review of Financial Studies and other leading academic journals. Dr. Black received a PhD in Finance as well as Economics from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. His personal website has additional information about his speaking, teaching, and research.

These webinars are offered FREE but pre-registration is required. 

Register Here

Understanding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

This webinar series is accompanied by a FREE eBook, written by Dr Lamont Black. To download the "Understanding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain" eBook, click the button below!