We’re constantly trying to raise the bar for our Recharge meetups with interesting speakers, content and engaging discussions.
So far, we’ve had several brilliant speakers and presenters talk about Engineering Culture, Bootstrapping startups, Cyber Security etc. But with all the hype and media attention on Cyrptocurrency, it seems like it would be a great topic to shine the spotlight on.
If you’re sitting on the sidelines watching this phenomenon like I am, you’re probably wondering -what is it all about? Is there any value in it? Is it a payment mechanism or an investment vehicle? Is it safe to use? Does this spell the end of Fiat currency as we know it?
There are probably no absolute answers to many of these questions as the story of Crypto is still developing but what we’re going to do is assemble a panel of 4 experts with differing backgrounds and opinions.
We’ll ask them some poignant and thought-provoking questions with the hope of sparking an intelligent and exciting discussion between panelists as well as audience members.
By the end of it, we hope you’ll have a better understanding of Crypto and make up your own minds on whether it’s going to be huge disruptor or a passing fad…
Panelist 1: Louise Mercer
Louise is the Head of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Everledger, a company that has developed a blockchain based solution to provide transparency of supply chain and assurance of authenticity for industries where provenance matters. Everledger have been particularly successful in the diamond industry, helping to address fraudulent and conflict diamonds from entering the supply chain whilst enabling legitimate trade. Whilst Everledger is not directly employing cryptocurrencies, Louise can bring a first-hand perspective on the underlying blockchain technology and their implications for cryptocurrencies
Panelist 2: Chris Monk
If you’ve attended our previous meetup, you’re probably familiar with him! What you may not know is that he also runs Blockchain workshops, has an Economics background and has been following the Crypto phenomenon closely
Panelist 3: Matthew Hale
Matthew is a blockchain & energy consultant with a focus on community energy and electric vehicles. He is also cofounder at Everty, a P2P electric vehicle charging network and charger management platfom.
Panelist 4: Beau Stoner
Beau, is a Cryptocurrency Educator and Blockchain consultant. He is a Udemy Instructor for Cyrptocurrency Investment Fundamentals and the founder of Cryptocurrency Australia Media. He also has his own Youtube channel where he provides information on crypto, market news and tutorials!
Panelist 5: Max Kaye
Max is a long-time blockchain developer and architect. He's currently the co-founder of SecureVote - a decentralised governance solution for token-based communities running on Ethereum, Stellar, and other networks. He is also the co-founder of Flux, a political party and democratic movement to bring democracy into the modern age. They advocate a new system of democracy which allows direct and meaningful participation in governance on local and national levels, while also protecting against career politicians and bad policy. He was an early contributor to Ethereum, a co-founder of The Bitcoin Association of Australia and Bitcoin Sydney.