The Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative

The goal of the Media Lab Digital Currency initiative is to bring together global experts in areas ranging from cryptography, to economics, to privacy, to distributed systems, to take on this important new area of research. The effort will reach across the MIT campus, and we look forward to including collaborations with leading experts around the world. Heading the initiative is Brian Forde, former senior White House ​advisor for ​mobile and ​data ​innovation. He will work with Lab researchers and faculty across the MIT campus to explore the many issues involved in blockchain and bitcoin technology.

Press about the Digital Currency Initiative:
Launching a Digital Currency Initiative (Brian Forde’s blog post)

Announcing the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative (Joi Ito’s blog post)

Brian Forde joins the MIT Media Lab as director of digital currency (MIT News)

Berkman Center and Cyberlaw Clinic to Support MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative (Berkman Center)

Former White House Advisor to Head MIT Digital Currency Initiative (Coindesk)

Welcome to the MIT Media Lab, Gavin, Wlad, and Cory (Brian Forde's blog post)