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Episode 42: Antoinette Schoar on Decentralized Finance & Crypto

Will cryptocurrencies save the world or create a new can of worms? Antoinette Schoar joins Vasant Dhar in episode 42 of Brave New World to take us on a dispassionate tour through the world of Bitcoin, blockchains and DeFi.

Useful resources:
1. Antoinette Schoar At MIT Sloan School of Management and Google Scholar.
2. Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi) — Igor Makarov and Antoinette Schoar
3. David Yermack on The Crypto Revolution — Episode 30 of Brave New World.
4. Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System — Satoshi Nakamoto.
5. Are Cryptocurrencies Currencies? Bitcoin as Legal Tender in El Salvador — Fernando Alvarez, David Argente and Diana Van Patten.
6. Incomplete Contracts and Control — Oliver Hart’s Nobel Prize Lecture.