An Educational Exploration Into the World of Blockchains
Learn about what’s happening in the rapidly growing world of blockchains and cryptocurrency from industry specialists involved in it every day.
If you’re interested in what cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can do for the world, this event is for you.
Whether you are new to blockchains and cryptocurrencies or a multi-year veteran, these short-form lectures are designed to expose you to the technology and explore where blockchains can take us in the future.
At the US Bank Mainstage @ The Armory PDX
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Check-in opens at 9:15AM. Grab a cup of coffee in the lobby and get settled in!
Founder @ Incognito Conference & Expo
Principal @ Chain Agnostics
Distributed Ledger Technology contains more than just blockchains. Join us as we discuss the latest types of distributed ledgers emerging, from Distributed Acyclic Graph Technologies like Iota and Hashgraph, Multichains like Metronome and BlockCollider, as well as explore newer consensus mechanisms like Proof of Elapsed Time and Discuss the implications of Proof of Stake.
Adrian Cortez is a seasoned thought leader and community builder in the nascent blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry. With a background in international business development, investment management, and entrepreneurship, he brings a global outlook supported by an extensive network and experience across multiple disciplines. With a keen understanding of how both public and private chains fit into the ever-evolving landscape of IoT and Fintech, Adrian is sought after by some of the most active, passionate, and insightful influencers in the space for his perspective on the industry.
Adrian is a graduate of Yale University and has spent a decade conducting business and networking in China. In his spare time, Adrian organizes blockchain-related meetups and hackathons and works to advance blockchain adoption in Chicago.
Cryptocurrency Investing Coach @ AYFP
Cryptocurrency investing is a fresh market in infantile stages that seemingly showed up out of ‘nowhere’ in a flood of hype and exposure. Many were making money, but even more were losing, though the market was in a bull run. Eventually the market corrected – both organically and controlled – and people started to panic. In this session, Kyle explains why there is NO need to panic and how to properly approach the cryptocurrency market in order to limit your losses and maximize your gains.
Kyle Rea is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and cryptocurrency investing coach whose goal in life is to inspire, educate, and entertain. He doesn’t limit his perception to “what’s feasible” but rather thinks about “what’s not been done or accomplished” and “what can add tremendous value to the world”. Kyle currently works with AYFP teaching individuals how to master the art of cryptocurrency investing to ensure their wallets continue to grow.
Chief Strategy Officer @ i-House.com
Blockchain technology aims to disrupt some of the oldest industries in the world through tokenization. In this session, Bryce will explore how tokenizing real estate will benefit investors and the general public. Attendees will learn the difference between tokenizing assets and tokenizing usage rights.
Bryce Clemmer is a seasoned blockchain and crypto entrepreneur who has founded, advised and invested in several disruptive technology companies. Clemmer first became involved in the blockchain and digital currency space in 2010. In 2012, he founded Vadio which had more than 120 million monthly users and was the first video distribution platform that allowed music streaming services to incorporate music videos into their audio streams in real-time. Clemmer was also an integral part of launching the first-generation iPhone at Apple and was part of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab. He currently serves on the advisory board at Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Clemmer graduated with a degree in economics from Willamette University, where he also co-founded the Willamette University Investment Group.
Dr. Julie M. Albright
Digital Sociologist @ University of Southern California
The context in which companies do business is shifting – increasingly, younger consumers are “untethering” from traditional behaviors common to other generations, like buying a house, driving a car, getting married, etc. At the same time, they are hyper-connected to digital devices. These major demographic and behavioral shifts are ushering in new expectations and values, a process Dr. Albright calls “untethering.” Untethering represents disaggregation, where ties to people, places, jobs, traditional processes, and organizing structures in society – like churches and political parties – are being weakened or broken, displaced by digital hyper-connectivity. The blockchain and cryptocurrency represent the next evolutionary step of untethering, representing radical disaggregation from not only traditional institutions and processes – but from Nation State. This talk will explore these ideas, and outline upcoming social-technical trends, including their opportunities and challenges.
About Dr. Julie:
As a digital sociologist, Dr. Julie Albright works at the intersection of behavior and technology. Dr. Albright’s insights have made her a sought-after speaker worldwide
by Fortune 500 companies including IBM Global, SAP, Oncor, Distributech, DARPA, CS Week, Society for Petroleum Engineers, and many others.
Dr. Albright is a Lecturer in the USC Applied Psychology, teaching courses on the psychology off interactive technologies and in Engineering teaching Sustainable Infrastructure courses. She is the former Managing Director of the USC Energy Institute, and one of four principle investigators on a $121 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project, funded by the Dept. of Energy.
Dr. Albright is a multi-published author and she has appeared as a noted expert in every type of media, from radio to TV to magazines and the web, including the Today Show, CNN, The Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, MSNBC, NPR Radio and many others. She is the author of the forthcoming book: Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream from Penguin Random House – Prometheus.
Great options within walking distance nearby (Deschutes, Little Big Burger, Henry’s, Sizzle Pie). We’ll see you back in the theatre at 2PM!
Mathematician @ Monero Research Lab
Are cryptocurrencies private? Are they anonymous? Do we care? If you read the marketing materials or specifications for a cryptocurrency project, you might see strong claims of privacy. But the technology you choose, and the underlying mathematics, has a huge effect on the guarantees that any given solution can provide. We’ll discuss what privacy really means in the context of cryptographic assets, why it’s important, and the approaches that different projects take.
Sarang Noether is a mathematician working with the Monero Research Lab, which conducts research and development efforts for the Monero cryptocurrency.
He holds an M.S. in mathematics, a Ph.D. in computational physics, and has extensive teaching experience in mathematics, technology, and cryptography.
Blockchain Solution Developer & Advisor
What is mining for cryptocurrency? How does it work, and can anyone mine? Join Mark Ziebart for a look at POW (Proof of Work) cryptocurrency mining. He’ll discuss the foundational principles of mining, including why it occurs, the benefits, and potential drawbacks. Attendees will learn the differences between CPU vs GPU vs ASIC mining, and leave with a better of understanding of the current climate and future of cryptocurrency mining.
Mark Ziebart is an IT professional of 20 years specializing in blockchain solutions, cryptocurrency mining, and IT infrastructure. He currently works as a researcher, cryptocurrency evangelist, and an architect of cryptocurrency mining solutions. Mark educates based on his years of experience in cryptocurrency & blockchain market speculation and blockchain usage analysis & advisory.
Vice President of Marketing @ YouBase, Inc
The rapid pace with which blockchain technology is being considered as a solution to a myriad of trust problems is happening in the context of dramatic changes in the healthcare landscape. Enormous amounts of “data exhaust” we create online are, in turn, used as fuel, accelerating the convergence of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the mechanization of trust. Lots of money is being made off of your data today, and distributed apps hold the potential key to level the playing field and allow you to take advantage of the data while keeping it safe as tomorrow emerges.
Nathan DiNiro has been an executive at YouBase for over 3 years, with nearly 30 years of experience in diverse roles and industries related to technology, healthcare, government, with most recent 15 years focused on healthcare and health IT.
Nathan is formerly part of the day-to-day team at VivaPhi, where he worked with clients seeking strategy and execution services in marketing, communications, social media, and promotional programs in the healthcare, health IT, managed care, and food industries.
CEO @ Koi Research Group & CryptoCollege
Koi Research Group has mapped out the top 250 cryptoassets into 10 categories and onto one comprehensive web application. In this event Chase will be exploring through the coin ecosystem and will elaborate on the “Currencies” branch and “Developer Tools” branch.
Chase is a driven entrepreneur who relies on close, trusted teams of partners and advisers to deliver products people need. Coming from Vancouver, Canada, Chase co-founded Koi Research Group, CryptoCollege, and the University of Victoria’s Bitcoin Club – all education initiatives in the blockchain space.
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Bitcoin, and the ideas behind it, will be a disrupter to the traditional notions of currency. In the end, currency will be better for it.”
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If you’re interested in learning more about blockchain technology, or seeking to better understand cryptocurrency, this event is for you. The Discover Blockchains agenda is designed with beginner and intermediate needs in mind, and the event is open to anyone.
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