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Lunch & Learn Session: The Hype and Hope of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Social Good

Jan 20, 2020 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Christina Lomazzo is UNICEF’s Blockchain Lead, overseeing blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives. Christina’s team builds internal prototypes and supports projects such as the UNICEF CryptoFund. Christina LomazzoPrior to joining UNICEF, Christina worked at Deloitte where she supported various levels of government in Canada who were exploring blockchain. While completing her master's degree at Ivey (MSc '16), she did research with Ivey's Crypto Capitalism Center, where she wrote a paper on banks' responses to blockchain technology and co-developed, with JP Vergne and Ying-Ying Hsieh (PhD '18), an online Bitcoin Crash Course that recently received an accolade by Forbes Magazine. Since then, she has taught at NYU and MIT on the topic.



Session Overview

Over the last decade, interest in blockchain technology has skyrocketed, and more recently, MNCs (e.g. Facebook) and governments (e.g. China) have started experimenting with the concept. Blockchain also holds tremendous potential for economic development and social good. Under Christina's leadership, UNICEF uses cryptocurrency to support organizations that benefit children or protect citizens' rights in developing countries. Interested in what that means and how it works? 

Join us from 12:00-1:00pm on Monday, January 20, 2020 for this exciting session on the hype and hope of blockchain and cryptocurrency for social good, to discuss use cases from the Government of Canada to the United Nations, and ask Christina all the questions you've always been afraid to ask about blockchain!

A light lunch will be served, so advanced registration for this session is required. To register, please contact Amanda Burdick at