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Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Distributed Ledger: What's In Your Digital Wallet

MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Distributed Ledger: What's...

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Amid what Fortune magazine has described as the "numismatic delirium" surrounding Bitcoin, Ethereum and the proliferance of Cryptocurrencies today, it's easy to overlook the long-term impact of the blockchain technology that uses consensus validation and complex mathematics, to sequence and verify cryptographically secured, "trusted" digital transactions to provide the foundational underpinnings for trust in these digital currencies.

 

Beyond this initial purpose, blockchain and distributed ledger tools are being developed to help assure data-integrity and ownership, easily maintain auditable records, and to secure contractual agreements.

 

Please join us on October 18th, 2017, for an insightful discussion centered on the role of digital currencies, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology in the financial markets, in enterprise applications, for identity verification and protection, and as a fundraising tool (Initial Coin Offerings, or "ICO's"), with our esteemed panel of industry experts:

 

Speakers:

  • Steve Beauregard, Partner and CRO, Bloq
  • Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities Division, Wedbush
  • Stanislav Synko, CTO, Cryptix

 

Steve Beauregard. Prior to joining Bloq as Chief Revenue Officer, Steve was founder and CEO of GoCoin. In his four-(4) year tenure running the world’s highest transaction volume Blockchain payment processor, Steve gained unparalleled insights into consumer spending behaviors and best practices of global merchants to drive adoption. Steve has a diverse 25-years of pioneering technologies bringing Internet, messaging, mobile, eCommerce and fintech solutions to large enterprise clients and gov’t agencies. Steve has delivered keynote speeches around the globe at mobile, eCommerce, Fintech and Blockchain events and is a frequent guest speaker at prominent universities including USC Marshall School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Pepperdine, Chapman, Harvard, and the University of Oxford, Säid School of Business (UK).

 

Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities Division, Wedbush. With over 25-years of equity sales and leadership experience, Sheri moved into her current role with Wedbush to further build the firm's Blockchain/Bitcoin initiatives, including raising money for Wedbush's early stage VC fund dedicated to investing in Blockchain enabled companies.

 

Stanislav Synko, CTO, CryptixStan has been active in the software industry for 10-years, including 5-years building distributed teams, running a blockchain consultancy, and as a systems architect for entrepreneurs specializing in Hyperledger blockchain. He was Principal architect of the winning solution at IBM Blockchain Hackathon, and has hosted a workshop on the topic at Harvard Innovation Labs and a seminar at Rutgers University Business School. Stan joined the Cryptix team as CTO & Architect, to spearhead their technical work on a platform to provide enhanced security and digital contract capabilities in the event ticketing “arena”.

Have questions about Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Distributed Ledger: What's In Your Digital Wallet? Contact MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast

When & Where


Cabrillo Pavilion
1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast

The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum hosts the region’s top business and technology events. Each month, we bring together veteran business leaders and experts to host events designed to educate, inform and inspire entrepreneurs.

Our Mission
To promote a unique process and atmosphere to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial community in the Central Coast through interaction with experienced executives who have successfully navigated the challenges of building an organization.

In 1986, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast was established to serve the coastal business communities of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum has 25 chapters worldwide, each offering unique programs and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Presentations
Early stage businesses face many common challenges. In case presentations, the Forum provides local entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their business plans during an open meeting before a panel of specially chosen business experts and an audience of peers and other people interested in business development. This Forum format provides the presenting companies an opportunity to receive feedback and suggestions for their businesses from experienced professionals.

Selected Topics
Special topic presentations address current and specific challenges facing early stage businesses. A special panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts is assembled for an in-depth “round table” discussion of the issue.

 

MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the state of California, supported by individual and community contributions. Tax ID/EIN# 77-0248019 

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