Nerd Night #48: Digital Currencies

Nerd Night: Digital Currencies

Wednesday, January 26th @ 6pm
Blockchain Technology | Cryptocurrencies | NFT’s | Basics of Digital Currency Investment

Digital currencies, though not a novel concept, are all the rage these days. In fact, several countries have launched central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and many others have pilots or research programs to do so as well. Even more remarkable, in 2021 El Salvador adopted Bitcoin as its legal currency. Cryptocurrencies are quite intriguing, but it’s not surprising that many people still don’t understand how it all works. Join us for this month’s Nerd Night to gain better insight on the science and technology behind digital currency mining, learn all about the different types of digital currency, and ask our experts on ways you too can mine and/or invest.


  • Majeed Kariem (Certified Bitcoin Professional & CEO of the Blockchain Merchants Association)  –  Recent explosion of cryptocurrencies including El Salvador’s official adoption of cryptocurrency and the practical applications of cryptocurrencies
  • Matt Sistrunk (Self-employed Cryptocurrency Trader, Cryptocurrency Professional at the HyperTech Group, & Owner of Love Coffee Hour) – What is money and how is crypto a true currency, introduction to crypto investing, and humanitarian implications
  • Miguelangel Gallardo (Founder of the Cryptic NFT Gallery) – What are NFT’s and NFT Galleries – how are they used and what they offer the community
  • Dr. Erik Devos (Associate Dean for Faculty, Research and Graduate Programs and Ellis and Susan Mayfield Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso) – Social implications of FinTech Transformation


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In light of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, including those of the highly contagious Omicron variant, we have opted to return to a virtual format. We will continue to assess health and safety conditions as we proceed with planning our Nerd Night events and will heed to the advice of local health and government guidelines.

WHEN: January 26, 2022 @ 6 pm

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