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April Monthly Meeting
April 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Future in a Blockchain World; Financial Markets and Beyond
Speaker: Roy Quaranta, Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
“The Future in a Blockchain World; Financial Markets and Beyond” – What is blockchain?
This relatively new capability has captured the attention of global financial markets and venture capitalists, with investment approaching $2 billion in the past 2 years. But, what is the real value proposition? How does it evolve or in some cases reinvent whole segments of the financial world? What about industries beyond banking and finance? This presentation will take a fundamental look at what blockchain is, help attendees understand what use cases are being researched and how individual roles, business models and industries will evolve in the future because of this technology.
Ron Quaranta possesses over 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, a non-profit trade association promoting the education and adoption of blockchain technology across financial markets. Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and communications provider of secure transaction and information platforms for financial market participants. He often speaks publicly about financial technology developments, and serves as advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.