State of Blockchain 2017: Smartnetworks & the Blockchain Economy w Melanie Swan

This is a past event

200 people went

Price: $8.00
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On the evening of September 14th, we welcome Melanie Swan to speak at The Brooklyn Futurist Meetup.

Her Keynote:

State of Blockchain 2017: Smartnetworks and the

Blockchain Economy

In addition to cash at door, tickets can now be purchased online thru Sept 13 at 6pm on Eventbrite:

About Melanie Swan:

Melanie Swan is a Philosopher and Economic Theorist at the New School University in New York NY. She is the author of /Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy/ and has published many articles, papers and book chapters on this topic.

Melanie leads The Institute for Blockchain Studies - an independent non-profit research institute examining the theoretical, philosophical, and societal implications of blockchain technology (the technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies).

Her education includes an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in French and Economics from Georgetown University. She is a faculty member at Singularity University.


Books and Publications:

We return to our long-time venue: The Brooklyn Law School at Geraldo's Cafe - 205 State Street in Downtown Brooklyn. A comfortable, super convenient, well-supported venue. They are involved with many of the players in the Brooklyn technology and startup scene. See what they can do for yours!

Thanks to Professor Jonathan Askin for enabling us to host our events here and Christopher Gibbons for making sure our production values stay high.


Doors open at 6:00 and we'll start introductions about 7:15.

Melanie's keynote will start about 7:30pm.

We'll be complete with Q&A and mingling about 9:00 - 9:15pm.

Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks served courtesy of our sponsor:

Promenade Speakers Bureau (

2 Ways to Buy Tickets:

1) Online thru Sept 13 at 6pm on Eventbrite:

Buying online assures you of a seat if you appear by 7pm. Already 30+ prepaid. We have over 230 total rsvps and 120 seats, with room for 30-40 more to stand, so plan ahead.

2) Cash only at door, please bring small bills. For cash payers, first-come, first-serve regardless of rsvp status.

On the waitlist?

We've had super response and a wait list started. Past turnout was 40-50% of rsvps. Higher occasionally - and I expect that here. Our seating capacity is 120 with room for 40-50 more to stand. So come by as seating will be based on first in, first seated for cash payers. 60 seats will be reserved for online purchasers who appear by 7pm.

Have a Blockchain service or job recruiting to promote?: Contact us for sponsorships.

Otherwise, do not post on this site promoting your ventures or recruiting for jobs. They will removed quickly and posters dropped from this group.

Same policy for onsite at event. Thanks!