Old Money vs. New Money


A Panel Discussion On Monetary Pasts and Futures

November 30, 2022 at 5pm

350 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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Citco and the Paideia Institute invite you to a panel discussion on monetary pasts and futures. A finance journalist, a BitCoin expert and two historians of economics will discuss contemporary financial markets in the context of the academic study of coins and currency, traditionally a humanistic discipline. What do cryptocurrency and numismatics have in common? Come join us to find out.

Moderated by Dr. Jason Pedicone, President of the Paideia Institute


Gilles Bransbourg

Gilles Bransbourg is the Executive Director of the American Numismatic Society in New York. He has worked as a market economist, then specialized in financial derivatives, and held executive positions in the banking sector. In 2010, Bransbourg earned a PhD in History at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His research deals with comparative economic and monetary history, and he has curated exhibits and lectured at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Sciences Po and NYU’s ISAW. Bransbourg was made a knight in the French Order of the Académiques Palmes in 2014. He continues to advise institutions, foundations and corporations in Europe and the US as a financial consultant.

Matthew Levine

Matt Levine is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance. He has been an editor of Dealbreaker, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Levine majored in Classics at Harvard and taught Latin at Wellesley High School for a year after college.

Kurt Wuckert Jr.

Kurt is an entrepreneur from Chicago with experience in bitcoin mining, business management, and cybersecurity. He serves as CoinGeek’s Chief Bitcoin Historian, where he hosts the CoinGeek Weekly Livestream. Kurt has been an active, public advocate for Satoshi’s Vision of big block Bitcoin since the beginning of the Bitcoin Civil War. He is a frequent host, co-host and special guest across the blockchain media space, and is a fearless advocate for the unbounded Bitcoin protocol. In his free time, Kurt loves spending quality time with his growing family and training in MMA with his beloved wife.

Liv Yarrow

Liv Mariah Yarrow is a historian of the Roman Republic focusing primarily on numismatics and historiography. She is a Professor at the City University of New York, in Classics at Brooklyn College and in Classics and History at the Graduate Center, and a Fellow at the American Numismatic Society. She earned a BA from the George Washington University and an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Her books include Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule (Oxford 2006) and The Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge 2020). She co-directs the Roman Republican Die Project with Dr. Lucia Carbone at the American Numismatic Society, preserving and expanding the work of Dr. Richard Schaefer through an open access digital archive of over 300,000 photographs of Roman republican coins, the best evidence collected to date for understanding the monetary system.