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After the Bell: Blockchain as the Foundation of Finance: 2 Panels: Blockcha...

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Athena Bitcoin

211 W Wacker Dr

Chicago, IL 60606

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5:45 pm Panel I: The Role of Blockchain as a Disruptor in Global Markets: Decentralization in Payments, Lending & Peer-to-Peer

Blockchain technology has seen a flurry of new innovations and a wave of adoption in the last few years. At its core, blockchain is built on decentralization principles. Similar to the impact on-line purchasing has had to bricks and mortar shopping, blockchain has and will continue to have an impact on finance. In this panel we discuss issues including:

  • Decentralized market places & the effect on world exchanges & financial markets

  • Impact on payments , lending and peer-to-peer

  • The Internet as a guarantor

  • Blockchain or decentralized companies: Where to invest now

Panelists:

John Karantonis, CEO & Co-Founder, GeoPay.me, Inc.

Peter Tapling, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Industry Relations, Spring Labs

Tom Klein, Managing Director, Business Block

6:30 pm Panel II: Stablecoin – An Investor’s Perspective

When observing the market in cryptocurrencies today, the fluctuation and risk has caused alarms in the investment community – whether an individual or institutional investor. With the advent of stablecoins, these may serve as a bridge between the fiat world and the digital currency marketplace. But what are the risks and the advantages? And which firms will be leading the way in adaption and market share? In this panel we address issues including:

  • What are stablecoins/security tokens and how are they differentiated from other digital currencies?

  • How do you generate alpha from stablecoin?

  • Liquidity issues

  • Dealing with risk aversion

  • What is the advantage of adopting stablecoin & why should people invest?

  • How do you get institutional adoption?

  • Regulatory issues

Panelists:

Eric Gravengaard, CEO, Athena Bitcoin & CIO, Red Leaf Advisors

Eric Gurry, Principal, Value ICR, LLC; Managing Director, Soltera Capital & Founding Principal, blockalicious

Edward Woodford, Co-Founder, SeedCX

7:15 pm: Networking Reception

Once more, our After the Bell events bring you top-of-mind issues in the fintech space. These events are not recorded or streamed so in order to gain these insights, you must be there.

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Investors, Banks, Investment Firms, VC, Hedge Funds, Insurance Traders, Risk Managers, Portfolio & Asset Managers, Cryptocurrency Firms, Exchanges, Tech Firms, Clearing & Settlement, Solution Providers, Law Firms, Consulting & Advisory Firms, E-Commerce Companies, Regulators

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