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The blockchain and cryptocurrency can be a force for good in the world by bringing transparency to finance, banking services to the unbanked, and a legal identity to the world’s undocumented population, among other benefits. However, there is a dark side to cryptocurrency: criminals, money launderers and other "bad actors" are looking for ways to use these innovations to their benefit. Our presenters will discuss these threats and the different ways "good actors" are using technology to stay in front of the criminal element.

Special Guests:

David Fragale -David has advised the U.S. government on cryptocurrency and national security threats such as terrorist financing and transnational organized crime. He is a 2015 MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation where he researched blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Currently, David advises startups and enterprises in the blockchain space.

Eduard Kotysh - Eduard is the founder and CEO of Solidified, an audit platform for smart contracts that helps developers deploy secure and bug free dapps. Before creating Solidified, Eduard was the founding member of Glassdoor, a leading jobs and reviews site, bringing transparency to the workplace. More recently, he was Head of Engineering at Jibo, a Social Robotics startup out of MIT. Eduard holds two bachelor's and a master's in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.