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1:00 - 3:35 Brian NelsonDana V. SyracuseTiana LaurenceMichael BreuBen ReynoldsMenekse GencerLisa NestorLamar Wilson

 

The Blockchain Summit

 

Brian Nelson
Co-Founder and CEO, Sig3

Dana V. Syracuse
Counsel, BuckleySandler LLP

Tiana Laurence
Chief Marketing Officer, Factom

Michael Breu
Chief Compliance Officer, Gemini

Ben Reynolds
Vice President of Business Development and Digital Banking, Silvergate Bank

Menekse Gencer
Global Payments FinTech Leader, PwC

Lisa Nestor
US Lead for Partnership Outreach & Development, Stellar.org

Lamar Wilson
CEO, Fluent

 

Session Description

The Blockchain & Digital Currencies Summit

 

1:00

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

1:05

Presentation

1:35

Regulatory Insight Into The Blockchain

Michael Breu, Chief Compliance Officer, Gemini

Ben Reynolds, Vice President of Business Development and Digital Banking, Silvergate Bank

Dana Syracuse, Counsel, BuckleySandler LLP

 

2:15

Networking & Refreshment Break

2:30

Bringing The Next Billion People Into The Global Economy: How Blockchain Can Be A Catalyst For Financial Inclusion

Menekse Gencer, Payments Lead, FinTech Practice, PwC

For the past 16+ years, service providers have been seeking to bring the next 2.5 billion people into the formal global economy through offerings such as mobile money. While significant headway has been made in registering over 411 million people worldwide with over 271 service deployments, we still find only a quarter of these people actively using mobile money services.  Blockchain may play a critical role in supporting these efforts and acting as an infrastructure:

  1. to create interoperability among disparate payments systems
  2. to establish digital ID management for the next set of billions of users;
  3. to drive operating costs downward in order to create profitable services for the poor

Join us to learn about how blockchain technology is being used today and how it could act as a catalyst to bring the next few billion people into the formal global economy.

 

3:00

Breaking Down Silos: Blockchain Technology and the Reimagined World of Trade and Commerce

Lamar Wilson, Head of Vision and Decision, Fluent Network

Tiana Laurence, Chief Marketing Officer, Factom

Brian Nelson, Co-Founder and CEO, Sig3

Lisa Nestor, US Lead for Partnership Outreach & Development, Stellar.org

 

Throughout history, the connecting of previously siloed structures and industries has led to some of the most impactful changes in modern history. Telecommunications, the internet, and social media all represent examples of networks that have drastically changed publishing, marketing, retail, and countless other industries across the world. Blockchain technology has been identified as possessing the potential to cause a paradigm shift of this magnitude in the global trade, financial services, and legal industries that have felt the pain of siloed systems, manual processes, and disconnected IT platforms for far too long. The next question is how will these industries respond and evolve, and what will the world of trade and commerce look like after we remove the barriers across supply chains, financial institutions, and begin to automate legal frameworks for businesses. Join us to learn about how blockchain technology is being used today and what a truly interconnected world may look like in the future.

 


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