Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin | Panel Discussion

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Think that blockchain is just for Bitcoin? Think again. While the digital currency's market value continues to plummet, hundreds of other blockchain applications are beginning to soar, including private messaging, enhanced personal security and more!

Join Tech in Motion to get fully in-the-know about blockchain, the self-auditing data network, and why it matters to your family, your business and your future.

We will be hearing from blockchain experts and their application across different fields. Capacity is limited – RSVP to block off your spot for thispanel event that will be on the chain!

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Meet Our Moderator & Panelists

Moderator: James Andrew - Technical Director at Omega One

Currently working as part of the core team at Omega One, building the world’s most advanced Cryptocurrency trading platform. James was deeply involved in the electronification of Wall Street, first as a “SOES” trader and then as operator of several large, high volume trading operations. At one point, James was responsible for the flawless execution of ten percent of NASDAQ’s daily trade volume. Then, in 2001, James became one of the first to define a new category of automated, high velocity trading, generally termed High Frequency Trading. His “Liquidity Engine” was the first NASDAQ automated market making system to route orders among the leading “ECN” markets. His system placed more daily orders on Bloomberg’s trade execution platform then all of their institutional clients combined. In 2013 James was an early adopter of Consumer Virtual Reality, quickly becoming a well known thought leader, conference presenter, and highly regarded designer of many iconic VR experiences. After a year and a half as Technical Director at New York’s largest VR company, James recognized the global and historical significance of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and made the move into the space by joining Omega One.

Panelist: Alex Tsankov - Managing Partner at Cambrian Crypto & Blockchain Engineer at Paxos

Alexander Tsankov is a NY-based blockchain developer working with Paxos on deployment of private blockchains and security of a top-50 Bitcoin exchange. He is currently in the process of raising capital for a fund, Cambrian Crypto, that seeks to make early, well-researched investments in disruptive blockchain projects. If data is the oil of the 21st century, blockchain is the tool that will allow us to extract tangible value from it.

Panelist: Monica Desai - Lead of Operations Strategy at Blockchain

Monica Desai is the Lead of Operations Strategy at Blockchain, where she focuses on new market opportunities and strategic partnerships. Before Blockchain, Monica was a bond trader at JP Morgan and worked in Strategy and Operations at Segovia and Quartet Health. She holds a BA in Math and Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Panelist: Nicole Tay, MPH - Blockchain Solutions Architect for HealthTech

Nicole Tay is a graduate of Columbia University (MPH- Epidemiology, Social Determinants) and is a blockchain solutions architect within the healthcare and science industries. Of Nicole’s accomplishments, she and her team won the grand prize at the Distributed Health 2017 Hackathon for developing an open source exchange for health research data, Mercantis. She is currently co-authoring a white paper for pharmaceutical adoption of blockchain and is a member of the board of directors at Science Distributed.

Panelist: Zac Prince - Founder and CEO of BlockFi

Zac's experience includes leadership roles at multiple successful tech companies. Initially in adtech, where he was a part of two successful acquisitions, Admeld (Acquired by Google) and Sociomantic (acquired by DunnHumby). Prior to starting BlockFi, he led business development teams at Orchard Platform, a broker dealer and RIA in the online lending sector, and Zibby, an online consumer lender. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a BA in International Business and minor in Spanish.