2017 saw a meteroic rise in the value of cryptocurrencies — followed by a disappointing start to 2018. But who among us can explain why? Here to discuss the mechanisms and purpose behind these commonly-used but little-understood words like Bitcoin and blockchain is Jerry Brito.

Jerry Brito is the executive director of Coin Center, a research and advocacy organization that focuses on the public policy implications of cryptocurrencies. He was also a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center and an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University, and he is the co-author of the book Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers.

Listen to the podcast interview with Jerry Brito on Bitcoin and blockchain from AEI.