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Friday, July 28 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
FBX & Statewide Web - Alaska Blockchain Collaboration: Blockhains 101 - What are they, where did they come from, and how they could transform our lives + Discussion LIMITED

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A comprehensive presentation on past, present and future states of blockchain technologies and what they mean for business and government. 
 This gentle introduction to Cryptocurrencies, Crypto-Assets, Smart Contracts and the New Decentralized Economy will be followed by more in depth discussion of topics based on the knowledge, experience and interest of the audience. 
Potential topics include:
  • Blockchain and governance - what do decentralized networks mean for government services, how will governments have to adapt and how will that affect our lives? What are the opportunities for local and regional governments fort adopting blockchain technology - the case for Alaska. 
  • Investment and finance on the blockchain - startups have raised around $1 Billion through "Initial Coin Offerings" since the start of 2017. How does this method of crowdfunding projects change the nature of Venture Capital and Private Equity funding?
  • Decentralized Application (dApps) and Smart Contracts - what are they, how do they work, how can you use them and why? How to interact with blockchains? Basics of using crypto-currency wallets, buying, using, trading and storing cryptocurrencies, assets and token
  • Blockchain and personal security - How to protect your wallets and private keys, which services to trust, how to detect scams, set and maintain secure passwords, store, backup and restore your blockchain identities. 
  • State of the Ecosystem - Overview of current startups, services and applications on the blockchain
  • If there is another topic that interests you, the session is open to suggestions
ZOOM Videoconference link:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/806931792
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,,806931792# or +16465588656,,806931792#
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 806 931 792
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=73x5BemTBeRhQIbplQP5fQIpZlwB6X8G

For more info and to register contact Tom at: tvrba@alaska.edu


Tom Vrba

Blockchain meetup - currently being planned. Contact Tom @ tvrba@alaska.edu for info about presenting and to register.

Friday July 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Decision Theater North West Ridge Research Blg Rm 010, 909 Koyakuk Dr.

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