Hedera Hashgraph: Exploring decentralized networks with Helium & Magic

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Event abstract —
Hedera Hashgraph is excited to partner with Chicago Blockchain Project (CBP) for a special panel discussion style Meetup. This event will feature presentations by Brady Gentile, Hedera Hashgraph Product Marketing Manager. Benjamin Forgan, founder, and CEO of Magic Inc. And Mark Phillips, VP of Business Development of Helium Inc.

Magic provides decentralized internet access which seamlessly blends coverage across WIFI, Cellular, and new technologies like 5G. Magic’s provides a connectivity marketplace, allowing billions of devices to securely consume connectivity from millions of gateways powered by both individuals and the most reliable internet operators around the world. https://magic.co/

Helium is shaping the future by rewarding anyone for building a community-owned, wireless network for billions of devices. Powered by a physical blockchain, the network is truly decentralized, secure, and affordable allowing us to interact with the world in ways never before possible. https://www.helium.com/

This two-hour discussion will take a deep dive into some of the key features of the Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain Technology. Join us as we learn more about how these transformative new technologies are being put to use!

Event agenda —
Food, drinks (30 minutes)
Welcome and Technology Overview (10 minutes)
Presentation by Hedera Hashgraph (20 minutes)
Presentation by Helium (20 minutes)
Presentation by Magic (20 minutes)
Q&A (30 minutes)
Networking and general discussion (15 minutes)

Presentation by —
Joe Hernandez, Founder of Chicago Blockchain Project
Brady Gentile, Product Marketing Manager at Hedera Hashgraph
Mark Phillips, VP of Business Development at Helium
Benjamin Forgan, Founder and CEO of Magic Inc

Herder Hashgraph Speaker bio —
Brady Gentile is a Product Marketing Manager at Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public network for decentralized applications. His previous experience includes working at the open source distributed database company DataStax, and security company Cloudflare. Brady’s responsible for engaging and educating developer and consumer audiences about distributed ledger technologies and their game-changing use cases.