This particular session is meant for a non-technical Business audience. While Corda meetups typically target a technical audience, considering one of the beauties of blockchain is how it is engaging a full spectrum of roles, we have decided to alternate sessions between business and technical content to be more inclusive and reflective of the realities of blockchain’s importance and popularity.
6:15pm – Doors open / networking galore! (food & drink provided)
7:00pm – Cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, and Digital Payments using Blockchain Technology
Kevin Rutter addresses how the rise of cryptocurrencies has revived fundamental questions about money. What are the advantages and disadvantages of cryptocurrencies? What are the key risks? Does money need an asset-backed third party to issue it, like a central bank or commercial bank? Will central banks or other issuers adapt blockchain technology into central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs)? What are some of the important considerations for both users and issuers of money with blockchain technology? Why should these developments in cash and payments matter to you?
Kevin Rutter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-rutter-1b109235/ )is R3’s Research Lead, based in New York. He received his BS in Economics from Duke University and is particularly interested in cash & payments applications of blockchain technology.
7:30pm – Beyond ICOs: Blockchain for the Enterprise and Legal Implications
This panel discussion will explore the practical applications of blockchain solutions, and the regulatory landscape within which they operate. The panel will include:
• Joel Telpner, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester ( http://www.sandw.com/professionals-Joel-Telpner-finance-attorney.html )
• Dana Syracuse, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie ( https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/professionals/dana-v-syracuse.html )
• Ian DiBernardo, Partner, Stroock ( https://www.stroock.com/people/idibernardo )
• Moderator: Jason Rozovsky, Senior Counsel, R3 ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrozovsky/ )
8:15pm – Any news/announcements --> let's mingle!