Building a Community-Owned, Wireless Network for Billions of IoT Devices

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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.

Helium allows anyone to build a community-owned, wireless network for billions of IoT devices. Powered by a physical blockchain, the network is decentralized, secure, and affordable allowing us to interact with the world in ways never before possible. The company was founded in 2013 by Amir Haleem and Shawn Fanning of Napster and is funded by Khosla Ventures, GV, FirstMark Capital, Mark Benioff, among other VCs.

Over the past few months, the tracking of micromobility assets without using cellular has emerged as a leading vertical on the Helium network, from electric scooters to bikes and skateboards. With Helium, micromobility companies are able to receive highly accurate real-time asset tracking data over long ranges in both urban and rural environments.

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.