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The Philosophy of Crypto – Li Jin with Packy McCormick and Zoë Hitzig

Monday April 29 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Join crypto investor Li Jin in conversation with investor and writer Packy McCormick (The Great Online Game) and Harvard economist and poet Zoë Hitzig (Co-author of A Flexible Design for Funding Public Goods with Vitalik and Glen Weyl) for a discussion of the philosophic underpinning of crypto.

We’ll delve into John Rawls, political philosophy, and ancient and modern conceptions of freedom – and how these ideas tie into the next era of the internet.

This isn’t your ordinary discussion on crypto. Together, we will immerse ourselves in its philosophical bedrock. From crypto’s implications on the potential for human freedom to its libertarian roots to its egalitarian potentialities, we’ll discuss the philosophical underpinnings of crypto.

Our panel will navigate crypto through various vantages:

  1. Freedom: What are the implications of crypto on human freedom?
  2. Redistributive justice: Explore the implications of crypto as a property rights system, paving the way for digital ownership.
  3. The political philosophy of crypto: Is crypto liberal or conservative? From Bitcoin’s libertarian origins to Ethereum’s emphasis on public goods funding and mutualism, explore the political philosophical traditions associated with crypto.

Our panel of thinkers promises to illuminate the philosophical roots and contradictions embodied by crypto. Don’t miss out on this conversation.

Recommended Reading:

A Theory of Justice for Web3: Web3 Is Our Chance to Make a Better Internet (Li Jin)

The Great Online Game: How to Win the Internet (Packy McCormick)

Optimal Defaults, Limited Enforcement, and the Regulation of Contracts (Zoë Hitzig and Benjamin Niswonger)

This event will be recorded.



Monday April 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Ticket price (US$)
FREE (members only)