Upcoming Events

 
 

Join us for our Pilot to Production Series in June and August, 2019

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June

Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Financial Services Perspective  

As blockchain projects and deployments continue to proliferate across industries, questions on how to get from pilot to production are coming up. Let’s take a look at the first industry to gain significant traction with blockchain technology -- financial services. In this session, we’ll discuss the challenges financial services companies have faced and addressed, including scalability, security and compliance. We’ll hear from Coinbase, OKCoin and other companies about their lessons learned and discuss applications to other industries.  Join us June 27, 2019 from 6-9pm.

Location: K&L Gates LLP, 12th floor

4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Register here!

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august

Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Corporate Perspective

To continue the series on Blockchain Pilot to Production, we’ll take a deeper look at corporates using the blockchain. Beyond the press releases, we’ll hear what are companies doing in Chemicals, Energy, Real Estate to get production ready deployments. We’ll discuss the internal issues, organization alignment, supplier and customer training communication needed to make blockchain deployments successful.



June 27th, 2019 - Register here

As blockchain projects and deployments continue to proliferate across industries, questions on how to get from pilot to production are coming up. Let’s take a look at the first industry to gain significant traction with blockchain technology -- financial services. In this session, we’ll discuss the challenges financial services companies have faced and addressed, including scalability, security and compliance. We’ll hear from Coinbase, OKCoin and other companies about their lessons learned and discuss applications to other industries. Thank you to our sponsors, K&L Gates and OKCoin!

About our speakers:

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Linda Xie

Linda Xie is the Product Manager at Coinbase Pro, previously known as GDAX. Here, she's focused on building the best crypto trading experience and improving ease of use for all levels of retail investors. Previously, Linda was at Facebook, started a company, and worked at several startups in both Product and Engineering.

 
 

Tim Byun

With decades of experience in Risk and Compliance, Tim Byun presently serves as CEO of OKCoin, one of the world’s leading fiat-focused digital asset exchanges with service in 184 countries. Tim served as BitPay's Chief Compliance Officer for two years and Visa's AML Officer for five years. Tim started his career as a field bank examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for a total of 16 years. He holds an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor's from the University of Southern California.

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Past Events

May Event

Proof of HAPPY HOUR!

Proof of Happy Hour is an event to celebrate Consensus 2019 in NYC!  May 14th, 2019

Our community joined Kadena, Republic, Quantstamp, and Blockchain by Women at Haswell Green's and experienced the old-time New York atmosphere. Set right in the heart of the theatre district, we enjoyed an evening with appetizers and an open bar connecting with teams and other Blockchain enthusiast within the space. A BIG thanks to everyone who joined! Cheers to a successful event! 🥂🍾

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At Haswell Green’s during #NYBlockchainWeek

At Haswell Green’s during #NYBlockchainWeek

March Event

What’s working? What’s not?

You've heard the blockchain buzz and potential of smart contracts. What is actually working? What still needs work? 

Blockchain entrepeneurs and experts shared how they developed their respective companies and got adoption. Thank you to our panelists sharing their insight: Alexa Beaver, leads BASF’s Blockchain Lab, Allison Berke, Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, Saritta Jones, CEO of Trustabit, and Olga Mack, VP of Strategy at Quantstamp.

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February Event

Blockchain in Energy Use Cases and Projects

Karen Hsu, co-founder of Blockchain By Women, kicked off the event by giving us an overview of the current market trends moving from centralized to decentralized, with DERs penetration. She shared a P2P transaction test example for enabling distributed energy markets and facilitating increased penetration of DER in the retail utility market.

On our panelist, we heard from Lydia Kreft on how they're using the blockchain to give people using EV charging stations the credits they are due based on time of day of charging and other factors. Sherry Li, from GE, gave her perspective on the blockchain opportunity in Energy, while Rena Shah shared with us her experience using the blockchain to address energy crises during national disasters in California and other parts of the U.S. View the livestream here.

Resources on topics of discussion: 

Thank you to our sponsors K&L Gates and GE.

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January event

Why blockchain in 2019

We started off the new year with fresh perspectives of promising blockchain/cryptocurrency companies and projects in the face of new regulation. We heard from Lily Liu (co-founder of Earn.com) about the exciting projects and companies she has been working with, investment trends and criteria for a good investment strategy. Michelle Sabins, SVP at Silvergate, shared about the companies Silvergate has banked, their path to IPO and why they continue to focus on digital currencies since 2013. We got great insight from Wendy Walker at Sovos on taxes and tax considerations with her experience in tax compliance and business-to-government reporting software. Monica Quaintance, leading engineering and adoption at Kadena, and Jeremy McLaughlin, Attorney at K&L Gates LLP, brought their respective insights on the blockchain industry and trends they are seeing in the blockchain space.

Thank you to our sponsors: Blockchain Capital, BlockCypher, Kadena, Silvergate Bank, and Protocol Labs.

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