BlockFin Summit Day 2 - Panel Room 2 [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 10



Mining crytocurrency is an arms race that rewards the most sophisticated technologists who have the most powerful processors and the lower cost of energy. Mining continues to get more difficult, it damages the environment, and the major cryptocurrencies are upgrading their networks to rethink how mining takes place. Hear from the mining leaders on how they view the industry today and how they plan to evolve with the industry.

  • Nishant Sharma, Bitmain Technologies
  • Dave Carlson, Giga Watt
  • Moderator: Steve Eliscu, DMG Blockchain

Tuesday April 10, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


Technologies Impacting Crypto - DAGs, Zero Proof Knowledge, Side Chains
Technologies Impacting Crypto - DAGs, Zero Proof Knowledge, Side Chains

Bitcoin introduced the concept of digital money to the masses and Ethereum created an app store. We are only getting started in terms of what crypto technology can deliver.

  • Tom Trowbridge, Hashgraph
  • Dustin Byington, Wanchain
  • Yo Kwon, Hosho
  • Audrey Chaing, Blockchaing
  • Moderator: James Haft, CryptoOracle

Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:10am - 11:50am
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


Industry Realignment from AI, Crypto, and Quantum Computing
Industry Realignment from AI, Cyrpto, and Quantum Computing

The world is changing rapidly and the pace of new technology is accelerating. Learn how today's cutting edge will change business as we know it. How can we adapt and embrace these changes to advance our business and our lives?

  • Mike Kane, Hydrogen
  • Gys Hyman, Deloitte
  • David Moore, Zero Nine Design
  • Moderator: Rick Yang, NEA

Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


State of Asian Cryptocurrencies
State of Asian Cryptocurrencies

Virtual money started inside of video games, which have been a major influence in many Asian societies. So it is no surprise that cryptocurrencies have reached the mass market fastest in these same societies. This panel will explore who are the Asian leaders, why have they been so successful, and what do they expect to happen next.

  • Olivia Wang, ZhenFund
  • Dovey Wan, Danhua Capital
  • Moderator: Ramy Inocencio, Bloomberg

Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


Tokenization of Privately Held Assets
Tokenization of Privately Held Assets

Once the blockchain protocols are developed the next step in the blockchain evolution will be the tokenization of privately held assets - everything from land to businesses to commodities like diamonds, gold and oil & gas.

  • John Wu, SharesPost
  • Salil Donde, Alphapoint
  • Ryan Rugg, R3
  • Josh Stein, Harbor
  • Moderator: Stephen McKeon, University of Oregon

Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


Messaging, Payments and the Blockchain
Messaging, Payments and the Blockchain

The killer app for the Internet has been messaging and there seems to be a new one every few weeks. But what makes these apps so incredibly valuable is that they quickly become wide spread distribution platforms for goods and services. This panel will explore how payments, messaging, and the blockchain are combining to in new and innovative ways.

  • Robin O’Connell, UpHold
  • Rob Grosshandler, iConsumer Corp.
  • Lily Liu, Earn.com
  • Moderator: Ed Budd, Adhara

Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:50pm - 4:30pm
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda


Decentralized vs Centralized Exchanges
Decentralized vs Centralized Exchanges

There are such incredible advantages to having a global decentralized exchange but there are also incredible risks. On this panel we will discuss the pros and cons of decentralized vs centralized exchanges where technology and regulation intersect.

  • Kilian Rausch, Exchange Union
  • Maggie Hsu, AirSwap
  • Laurence Latimer, IEX
  • Simon Lapscher, Leep.it
  • Moderator: Nithin Eapen, Arcadia Crypto Ventures

Tuesday April 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:10pm
⑩ The BlockFin Summit Agenda