The Austin Forum Presents ‘Blockchain: Transforming Business, Society, and Humanity’


The Austin Forum Presents ‘Blockchain: Transforming Business, Society, and Humanity’
Event on 2017-08-01 18:15:00
Blockchain: Transforming Business, Society, and Humanity Christa Clark: Lead UX/UI Designer, SkunkworxLab Jeremy Drzal: Founder/CEO, BLOCK512  Ashish Gadnis: Co-Founder, BanQu Richard Hurley: Chief Business Dev Officer, Governance Chain Thursday, August 1, 2017Galvanize, 118 Nueces St. Downtown Austin5:45 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open6:15 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A7:30 p.m. – Networking Free and open to the public Parking information: after 5pm: Discounted Parking at Galvanize courtesy of LAZ Parking. What is blockchain? How does it relate to bitcoin? How can blockchain tools be used to transform lives and empower people all over the world?  There's more to blockchain than Bitcoin! Real-life blockchain programs are being used today to transform lives around the world, enabling people to gain a new level of dignity and economic empowerment.  Blockchain is an utterly incorruptible 'truth ledger' of records that operates as an independent, permanent, and transparent database coexisting in multiple locations and shared by a community. This technology has the potential to be used for a wide variety of applications, such as recording land ownership documents, cryptographically secured health records, tamper-proof voting records, vehicle registries, and disbursing fraud-proof government benefits or digital identities for refugees lacking government documents. Blockchain banking services enable disadvantaged earners around the world to secure currency in a format that is easily transferable, but not easily stolen. Document security removes power from corrupt businesses and bureaucracies and prevents deeds and other documents from being stolen or altered without consent. From pottery makers and farmers in developing countries to Austin music teachers for children with autism, people are using blockchain technology to support themselves and provide critical services. Join these four experts to learn more about what blockchain is, and which tools and applications you can begin using today to empower yourself and change the lives of others. Discounted Parking–  after 5! Pay only in the convenient Northshore/Galvanize garage after 5pm courtesy of LAZ parking.  Additional parking is available in nearby garages and surface lots. Free parking is available on the street after 6pm. The Austin Forum is generously sponsored by: 

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