Lúí’s first foray into the Bitcoin world was as an anthropology postgraduate at University College London, examining the social processes that allow digital tokens to hold financial value. His research has also looked at the politics, motivations, and demographics of Bitcoin early adopters. With six years of research experience in media and government, he now works for digital finance startup CoinJar.  For Lúí this conference marks a return to his alma mater, having originally completed his undergraduate degree in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin.