Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

The Crypto Craze: An Introduction to Cryptocurrency, Booms and Busts

July 06 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Cordelia Hammonds


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to present and discuss cryptocurrency and its popularity to students.
  • Present the potential gains and losses of cryptocurrency, as well as the concerns of various government agencies when it comes to its regulation.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, the history, types and various uses of crypto, along with its winners and losers, will be examined.


All crypto is not the same!

In this session, explore: the recent resurgence of cryptocurrency; the different types active; how to categorize them according to purpose and usage on the exchange known as Kraken, and how an atypical group of financial winners has been created out of some typically marginalized groups of investors.  We will look at why many stock platforms and government agencies are increasingly suspicious of crypto, now viewing the currency as a threat to economic stability.

Lastly, help students understand more about federal government budgetary policy and the Federal Reserve System’s monetary influence across levels of employment, output, practices and pricing.