Open Source: The Future of Business Models

THEDEx by Lair East
THEDEx by Lair East
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Open source software is collaboratively produced, shared freely, published transparently, and developed to be a community good rather than the property or business of a single company or person.

The major cryptocurrencies and open blockchain projects are the important examples of the open source model. All of these projects create computer networks that allow connected participants to reach agreement over shared data (the blockchain of the cryptocurrency). Developers freely fork the Bitcoin Core Github repository to either (a) build purpose-specific bitcoin-compatible applications (e.g. a wallet app for smartphones) or (b) build a new cryptocurrency that ceases to be compatible with the bitcoin network and thereby creates a new cryptocurrency network (e.g. Litecoin). Reference:


South Side Digital Capital (SSDC) is a Registered Investment Adviser specializing in digital assets and blockchain technology. SSDC offers treasury management services for Initial Coin Offerings and Security Token Offerings before and after their fundraising round. SSDC’s unique business model will enable it to grow into one of the premier crypto focused asset managers. Learn more:

Topics are included:

- What does open source model mean for business models in the future?
- How do we align open source project funding with open source technology?
- How and why SSDC is offering the treasury management services to help facilitate the development of an open source world?

Speaker's bio:
Ben Weintraub (

Ben Weintraub is the CEO and Co-CIO of South Side Digital Capital. Before founding South Side Digital Capital, Ben was an analyst at Galaxy Digital.

Having studied computer science and economics at the University of Chicago, Ben is interested in how blockchain technology will help shape our future from an economics perspective.


Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

6:30 - 6:50pm Checking-in
6:45 - 7:30pm Ben's presentation
7:30 - 7:45pm Q&A
7:45 - 8:30pm Networking & Wraping-up

118 West 22nd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011