San Francisco Seminar on the Future of Money
May 19, 2018San Francisco, California
Technology changes everything around us—but what about money? Can blockchain technology not only change the way we store and exchange wealth, but also free us from central banks, politicians, and inefficient middlemen? Can we decouple money from government control, and make us all wealthier and more stable in the process?
Patrick Byrne, the innovative online retailer who founded overstock.com, is our keynote speaker. Unlike many CEOs, however, Mr. Byrne holds a PhD in philosophy from Stanford and a range of interests outside ecommerce. Chief among those interests is blockchain technology, which he sees as a revolutionary force that will democratize stock markets and help secure property titles for unbanked people around the world. To that end he is starting a new company that will serve as a worldwide land registry.
Caitlin Long is a Harvard-educated lawyer and veteran of Wall Street houses like Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. More recently she served as chairman and president of Symbiont, a company integrating smart contracts and blockchain ledgers with the financial services industry. Ms. Long is an expert on all things blockchain, and understands its likely disruptive influence on our existing notions of money and wealth.
Join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library. This is a free event, but donations are suggested. Reservations are required.
Student scholarships are available. Apply here.
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