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Building the blocks of blockchain: Part 1

Modern blockchain technology was introduced as a method to securely timestamp digital documents and it has since revolutionised the world of finance and economics. Given the increasing popularity and adoption of these technologies, join David as he dives into the origins of blockchain in this two-part series.

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Are friendships strengthening education policy outcomes?

What is your average friend worth? Analysing friendship behaviour can help us better understand spillover effects when evaluating education policy The tutor learning initiative in Victoria In light of the current lockdown measures, teachers were required to adapt their learning to online platforms to compensate for the fact that students were unable to attend school …

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Book Review: Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper

Want to learn more about the engrossing history of Bitcoin? Join Hooi San Ng as she gives her verdict on the book ‘Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money’.

The Not-So-Crazy Madness of NFTs

Why have memes, tweets and clips of NBA stars been selling for millions? What exactly are these assets and where do they derive their astronomical value? Irene offers a high-level view of NFTs and why their impact on markets is not just madness.

Why we ought to rethink debt

What is debt? David explores debt through a moral and economical lens and its implications on our future society. With discussions about happiness and the innate structural deficiencies in hegemony, David guides us through ‘why we ought to rethink debt.’