Forum Summaries

Does Bitcoin Have a Future?
Summary by Andrew Maharajh

Beyond “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the pseudonym of Bitcoin’s creator, little is known of the origins of the enigmatic electronic currency. Bitcoin’s processes, however, are somewhat better understood. Tied neither to country nor bank, regulation was instead built into Bitcoin’s structure: new units of currency are produced only by solution of complex mathematical problems. (read more)


What is Effective Education?
Summary by Rena Ogura and Rachel Pollak

Effective education is a difficult, yet highly important concept of debate. It penetrates our global economy on every scale: individual success, cultural beliefs, wealth, and the future of an economy as a whole. Qi Wang and Shin Arita initiated a forum on this topic in order to discuss and compare perspectives common to Eastern and Western forms of education. (Read more)