Dixie State University professor to present on bitcoin technology’s economic impact

By Jyl Hall

Discussing potential economic development spurred by the digital ledgers behind cryptocurrencies, Dixie State University Assistant Professor of Finance Dr. Abu Khan will present at the next installment of the Dixie Forum: A Window on the World lecture series.

Khan is set to present “Blockchain Revolution: The Impact of Technology Behind Bitcoin on Economic Development” at noon on Nov. 27 in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

In his Dixie Forum presentation, Khan will explain what blockchain technology does, describe how it works, and identify future hurdles toward wider adoption of the technology. Additionally, he will discuss blockchain’s potential impact in the developmental areas of faster money transfer, digital infrastructure for identity verification, securing property rights and transparent financial aid.

Khan, who has taught finance for the last nine years, has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers in various international finance conferences. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Windsor, a master’s in international economics and finance from Ryerson University and a doctorate in financial economics from the University of New Orleans.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George and DSU communities to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The next and final Dixie Forum of the Fall 2018 semester, set to take place at noon on Dec. 4 in the Dunford Auditorium, will feature Walter Josey speaking on satellite communications and radio astronomy.

For more information about Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, visit humanities.dixie.edu/the-dixie-forum.