Blockchain & Beyond: How Distributed Ledgers and Related Technologies Will Transform Media, Entertainment, Advertising, e-Commerce, the Internet of Things and MoreTuesday, May 24, 2016
5:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.WHERE:
PLI California Conference Center
685 Market Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105
A Panel Discussion
Over the past two years, lightning has struck the financial industry in the form of a new technology: the blockchain. The industry has both been disrupted as well as energized by this technology, which has been called the beginning of an “Internet of Value” and has led to a “Cambrian Explosion” of blockchain start-ups, accelerators and investments.
Blockchain technology represents a technological revolution that now stands to transform a wide swathe of existing industries. While first associated with the bitcoin cryptocurrency, the versatility of blockchain technology is now being recognized in areas as diverse as content delivery, online advertising, e-commerce, securities, the physical supply chain, the Internet of Things, energy grids, real estate, and more.
In its simplest terms, a blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger of transactions that have been verified using cryptographic functions. By turning over the authentication process to an automated, distributed network of computers, blockchains facilitate more efficient exchanges of data without the need for middlemen. It is this immutability, along with the ability of blockchains to serve as a framework for robust, secure, efficient transactions, that has so many people in so many industries excited about its prospects.
As blockchain technology begins rolling out to ever more diverse lines of business, it is important to get a handle on how the technology works, what its most important innovations may be, and how it will impact different industry from both a business and legal perspective. Curious as to how this technology might impact your industry? Join us on May 24th as our panelists give us a glimpse into our shared future.
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Jeremy Gardner, Owner & Chief Engineer, Blockchain Capital
Robert Norton, CEO & Co-founder, Verisart
Steve Waterhouse, Partner, Pantera Capital
Robert Schwentker, President, Blockchain University
Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP