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Blockchain technology is developing as a powerful tool for recording, sharing, and securing data of all types. Originally conceived in 2008 as the ledger that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin, the technology has advanced in many ways since then and is being implemented to record transactions of all types. Companies of various sizes—from start-ups to Fortune 500--and across all industries are exploring how to use this new technology to improve their business. As they do so, they confront novel technological, legal, and business challenges that require thoughtful and innovative solutions from experienced industry experts along with blockchain research being conducted by universities.
The mission of the Blockchain Forum is to bring together business, legal and university leaders to learn from each other about blockchain technology and encourage its growth in North Texas.
The Blockchain Forum seeks to attract a diverse group of students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and entrepreneurs who share an interest in blockchain technology and its applications. This will include people with background or interest in technology, law, and business.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3 - 6 pm
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2200 North Pearl Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Blockchain technology at the edge of traditional banking
JC Jollant, senior product manager, Finastra
Richard Meszaros, Managing Director IoT, Accenture
Eric Smith, founder/CEO, App Brilliance, Inc.
Saniha Aziz, outreach analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Public enthusiasm for blockchain technology has diminished since the price of a Bitcoin peaked near $20,000 in late 2018, and subsequently crashed. However, interesting and important blockchain developments have been occurring outside of public view. Most notably, Facebook recently announced plans for its own cryptocurrency, Libra. This Tech Titans Blockchain Forum features a panel that will explain some developments certain to affect traditional banking practices. Specifically, we'll hear how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being used to send money globally and to streamline interbank processes for syndicated loans. We'll also learn about great strides being made to simplify the integration of cryptocurrency with traditional currencies.
Don't wait to sign up. Seats will go fast for this Program!