Past Meetup

Blockchain in Finance featuring Beam!

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200 Elm St

200 Elm St · Stamford, CT

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We'll be in the Conference Center. Please sign-in with security at the front desk before entering the conference hall. Thank you!

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Distributed ledger technologies (similar to Bitcoin) have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in VC money. The ability to transfer wealth to anyone in the world without an intermediary through a decentralized ecosystem of trust, has been described by many as the greatest innovation of our time. However, just like the Internet - we must grow and continue to invent as better solutions and projects emerge.

DappDevs, collaboration with Beam, would like to showcase some of the more innovative projects in the finance space that are bound to gain user traction. Featured topics and speakers will include:

Topic: Beam and Mimblewimble: Bringing privacy to public networks
Speakers: Phil Forte and Tyler Wellener, Partners at BlockVenture Coalition

Topic: CoreChain Technologies: A new solution for B2B payments
Speaker: Chris Aguas, CEO and Founder at CoreChain

Topic: The VC Perspective and Beam Intro
Speaker: Bill Guida, Head of Research at Silver Bay Capital

Come join us on Tuesday, March 12th at the 200 Elm Street BLT Offices from 6:00-8:30pm to learn more the potential impact of blockchain technology on finance as well as Mimblewimble and Beam! Food and drinks will be provided.

For more on Beam and its ingenious underlying protocol:
Mimblewimble is a protocol that was proposed by an anonymous user in a Bitcoin developer forum. The developer left an air of mystery and a link detailing his thoughts on how he could improve Bitcoin through privacy and scalability upgrades. The paper evolved and a few groups of prominent developers picked up where the paper left off, ultimately forming the 2 major implementations of Mimblewimble: 1) Beam 2) Grin.

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Parking:
There are two entrances into the garage, one on Elm Street and the other on East Main Street. Either can be used and there are four levels to park (P1, P2, P3, P4). Entrance in the garage is P2. You are welcome to park in any spot that isn’t reserved, all of which should be clearly marked.