A dynamic review of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technologies will be provided including a background and classification of technologies. This program will touch on the various issues raised for attorneys, regulators, and security professionals when considering the growth and future evolution of the space. We will cover some of the key issues in this dynamic landscape from touching on "smart contracts" (are they really that smart?), to high level security issues, to challenges being faced by regulators and lawmakers. We will also review how to view blockchains in industry versus those being used by startups and why these are not the same. This is not a hype session, but a realistic look at what's happening, so that you may better assess the impact it will have on your world.
About the Speaker
Pierre Wolff is a 20+ year veteran of Silicon Valley as a business strategist, startup advisor/mentor, and people-connector in the tech industry. At Tierion, a company that has developed a "proof engine" leveraging a decentralized network of nodes for time-stamping and anchoring digital content on the Bitcoin Blockchain, Pierre runs business development after having been an advisor there for two years. Pierre is also a Managing Director at ExecConnect, a consultancy where he focuses on helping financial and technology companies better understand the blockchain and cryptocurrency related ecosystems. In addition to advising several startups, he is an advisor to Science Blockchain, a Santa Monica-based blockchain-focused incubator that raised a venture fund using a registered security token offering in November 2017. When not in his day job, Pierre is a regular participant at various blockchain and cryptocurrency events as a moderator or panelist, discussing regulatory, business model, and technology suitability issues. He received his MBA from EDHEC in Nice, France, and conducted his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. You can follow Pierre's tweets @connectexecs.
SaGo.ai will be our generous lunch sponsor for the meeting.
Please RSVP by Friday, 6/8. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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