The Future of Money
This event is a chance to learn about digital currency and blockchain basics from two leaders in the field.
Over the last few years, over $1 billion has been invested into blockchain startups. First conceptualized in 2008, a blockchain is a decentralized database of transactions run on a peer-to-peer network. Blockchain transactions are secure, verifiable, and permanent without relying on a trusted authority or central server.
This event is a chance to learn blockchain basics from two visionaries in the field. Topics will include the application of blockchains to medical records, smart contracts, and global currency exchange, as well as the risks and opportunities associated with emerging blockchain currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.
Presenter: Tom Ding, Co-Founder and CEO of String Labs
Tom is the co-founder & CEO of String Labs, a venture-backed open protocol studio, incubator and investor, based in Palo Alto. Its “moonshot” projects span from next-generation blockchains (with $9M+ in funding), autonomous commercial banking, and consumer-grade digital asset appliances. He is a frequent speaker on startup & blockchain, and previously co-produced Blockchain University - one of world's first blockchain education program and co-founded a leading digital decentralized application platform. Back in the day, he graduated in Computer Science at age 14 and from business school at 20.
Presenter: Dan Morehead, Co-Founder and CEO of Pantera Capital
Dan is founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies utilizing blockchain technology. The firm was founded in 2003 with a focus on global macro hedge fund investments. Dan has held various management and executive positions throughout his career with Tiger Management, Atriax, Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, and Goldman Sachs.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
RE/MAX Futura, 1010 Valencia St., 94110
$20 Members, $30 Nonmembers
No refunds 72 hours prior to the event