Ethereal Summit SF 2017

From the Ethereal Summit in San Francisco, held at the Terra Gallery on Friday, October 27, 2017. Ethereal is a culture-focused blockchain event that brings innovators in the fields of governance, impact, sustainability, community-building, arts, and media together with experts in exponential technologies.

The Information SF Subscriber Summit - Blockchain Highlights

On Friday, October 20th 2017, The Information held their San Francisco Subscriber Summit at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Here we provide blockchain highlights from the event - with speakers Amanda Gutterman (CMO of ConsenSys) and Patrick Collison (CEO of Stripe), and lunch panelists Ken Koyanagi (Editor-At-Large, Nikkei Asian Review) and Juro Osawa (Reporter, The Information) discussing fintech in Asia.

Blockchain & Crypto 101

Blockchain and Crypto 101 for those totally new to the space and not sure where to start. I'm presenting this at the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Meetup at WeWork SF Oct 23- ping me if you want an invite (

Finland Created A Blockchain-based Digital Money System For Refugees

Finnish startup MONI has developed a prepaid debit card that circumvents the need for a bank account or identity papers. The card is linked to a unique digital identity stored on a blockchain — the same technology that underpins Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Two years ago, MONI partnered with the Finnish government to provide refugees with their monthly allowance, which until then had been paid in cash.