SOLD OUT: Cryptocurrency Primer: An expert led lecture/discussion of cryptocurrencies

When you hear people discussing cryptocurrencies do you feel a bit like you felt as a 1st year at UChicago when you heard 3rd years speaking about their classes?

Learn more here and join us.

Do you want to learn more about cryptocurrencies?

Would you appreciate hearing an expert’s explanation of:

  • What cryptocurrencies are?  
  • How cryptocurrencies originate and what they are used for?  
  • How they will impact investors and financial markets?  
If so, then come join us for the Cryptocurrency Primer. Ari Paul (MBA '14), currently the manager of a cryptocurrency hedge fund and formerly a portfolio manager at the UChicago endowment, will lead the discussion. 

This discussion is the first of two cryptocurrency discussions planned for the fall/winter. The Primer event will provide attendees with a solid foundational understanding of cryptocurrencies. The second event will be targeted to attendees that are interested in further developing a strong and/or professional interest in cryptocurrencies. 

Speaker:  Ari Paul (MBA '14) is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital, a multi-strategy cryptocurrency hedge fund. He was previously a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's $8 billion endowment, and a derivatives market maker and proprietary trader for Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Ari earned a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Ari is a CFA charterholder.

Event Contact: Tom Sandlow (


Event Information

Registration required: $20 per person; Valid ID required to enter the building.


Wednesday, 11/8/17 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm | iCal


Credit Suisse Building
11 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, NY

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Lakshman Mody
Francis Keane
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Steven Wang
Andrea Bischof
Ernie Ortiz
David Kratochvil
Alice Li
Andrew Dong
Wooyun Nam
Michael Stewart
Rodrigo Placido
Tina Tang
Todd Rothermel
Steven Schulman
Michele Masiello
  Goldman Sachs
Emily Tillman
Philip Epstein
  ERI Group
Carl Schecter
  ERI Group
Michael Tangney
Eric Kogan
  Clarion Capital Partners
Matthew Feldman
  Clarion Capital Partners
John Salagaj
Steven Eick
Tom Sandlow
Greg Manabat
Larry Rubin
Diego Gil
Frederic Jalliffier-Merlon
Michael Tham
Richard Wolf
Ashish Kishore
David Fields
  PTB Ventures
William Anast
Susan Mazonson
Matthew Vecchitto
Aviva Pinto
Dan Spiner
  The Edison Group
Kevin Holmes
Clara Magram
Guy McCumber
Ihsan Dogramaci
Craig Goldberg
  Synterra Capital Mgmt.
Sara Silverstein
  Business Insider
Roxana Mihet
  NYU Stern
Ellen Tabor
Terrence Bennett
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