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Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30 - 10:55
Beyond Cryptocurrencies: How YOU can Leverage the Blockchain as a Force for the Common Good

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Few technological concepts have captivated minds like Blockchain since the dot.com bubble in the late 1990s. There is a lot of hype around Blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and the potential for impact this technology has on society. Think Blockchain 101: Where Blockchain technology meets Global Affairs. This session will help dissect the technology of blockchain and how it works to allow YOU to leverage blockchain technology in your work. We will be outlining key features of this technological innovation, so anyone can see if this technology can work for them. Key features will include data autonomy, the different types of encryption, what does decentralization really mean, and the blockchain vs. database debate. No previous technological knowledge is required, just an open mind to finally start understanding this technology. Blockchain technology isn't the answer to all your challenges. It does, however, offer the potential to fundamentally shift and impact society in the same way the internet did two decades ago. The time is now to shape it with us.

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Zac Skeith

VP Governance & Strategy, Three Lefts
Zac brings a diverse background to the work at Three Lefts. After growing up in Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East, he worked in Countering Violent Extremism at the supranational level before joining Three Lefts, where we are an applied research and development... Read More →

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Amy Ter Haar

Lawyer / Executive / Entrepreneur, FFCON19: Day 2 Masters of Ceremony
Amy ter Haar, LL.B., LL.M. - Amy ter Haar is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and trusted advisor with experience in the legal, business and technology sectors. She exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and vibrancy of a future-focused world. Amy is the founder of... Read More →
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Matthew Rappard

CTO, Threelefts

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30 - 10:55 EDT
Village Main Stage