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Blockchain & Crypto w/ ConsenSys, Paperchain, RealBlocks + more!
PLEASE RSVP THROUGH EVENTBRITE: Blockchain has been gaining momentum and attention as ICOs and cryptocurrencies make headlines frequently. Entrepreneurs and investors are keen on exploring this technology, since it has a range of applications in financial technologies, security, healthcare, music, supply chains, and more. We’ve seen many startups launch in the past two years that utilize blockchain as a core part of their tech, and companies from early-stage startups to legacy companies are finding ways to implement blockchain into their products. But, blockchain is still in its budding stages and faces many unique challenges: complicated technology, slow reception to established markets, future regulations, and issues with scalability and trust. It’s an exciting time to witness how we can use blockchain! Join us and experts in blockchain technology as we discuss: - What blockchain, ICOs, and crypto are, and how we can use them - Future trends in blockchain technology - How to build a blockchain product - Unique challenges that blockchain and crypto startups face - Fundraising options (VCs, ICOs, etc.) ... And much more! About the panelists: - Thomas Rush is building the infrastructure for the ConsenSys Venture Studio, a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs working to enable a decentralized world. The studio is home to over 40 startups in the blockchain / decentralized application space. He serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, is a Board Member for the Rutgers Design Thinking Program, and designs impractical 3D products in his spare time. - Daniel Dewar is the founder of Paperchain, a startup building a decentralized protocols for non-fungible asset trading and data exchange. Media companies can tokenize daily transaction data into tradable asset classes that can be sold instantly to a global buyer network. After working as a freelance record and mix engineer in Brisbane, Daniel moved to New York City where he worked as a sound designer in the film & television industry. While in New York, he transitioned to digital strategy and data roles before moving back to Australia in 2013. - Dr. Cathy Barrera is a Founding Economist of Prysm Group, a firm that specializes in economic and governance design for blockchain companies, institutions, and governments. She is the lead contributor to the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab and the Cryptoeconomics Industry Expert for the recently-launched MIT Sloan Executive Education “Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application” course. She has been featured on CNBC, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among others. Dr. Barrera is former tenure-track faculty of Economics at Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management. She holds an MSc in Applied Math from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. - Naman Srivastava is the VP of Finance & Business Development at RealBlocks, a capital raising platform built on the Ethereum. The platform focuses on raising capital for institutions by allowing people to invest digital/fiat currencies into non-traded REITs and Private Placements. RealBlocks will allow anyone in the world to instantly buy, sell or trade fractional interest in US Real Estate. He comes from a background in the built environment, real estate finance, and technology. - Fennie Wang is the co-founder of the ixo Foundation, which is building a blockchain protocol for collecting, verifying and tokenizing impact data to power pay-for-success and results-based impact financing. The foundation is UNICEF Ventures’ first blockchain investment. first project is Amply, which has tokenized 50,000+ pre-school attendance records in South Africa since 2016. Schedule: 6:30 - 6:50: Drinks & Networking 6:50 - 7:50: Panel 7:50 - 8:15: Audience Q&A 8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking

Alley Chelsea

119 West 24th Street · New York

What we're about

Are you a founder of a Startup? Looking to start one or even work at one? Then this is the group for you.

We’re Stacklist- we host weekly startup events in NYC to help entrepreneurs learn from successful founders and experts. Our panels cover both vertical and broad topics like HealthTech, Blockchain, Marketing and Advertising for B2B, B2C and D2C, HR, and Funding- just to name a few. Previous speakers have included the founders of Greenhouse, Outbrain, and Roman.

Our goal is to create a collaborative network of founders that have startups in all stages. By joining our group, you’ll be the first to hear about all of our upcoming events. If you have any questions, are interested in speaking on a panel, or just want to share more info about your startup, email

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