Blockchain: The New Digital Trust + YP Meet-Up

Mark Beylin, Founder, Bounties Network; Jennifer O’Rourke, Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology, Illinois Department of Commerce; Kai Wu, Data Project Manager, Morningstar. Moderated by Phil Levy.

Blockchain: The New Digital Trust

The currency of the future isn’t gold, dollars, or even bitcoin – it’s trust. As the number and nature of daily transactions increase due to digital connectivity and global trade, trusting who is on the other end of the interaction becomes paramount. A newish technology, the blockchain, is poised to create a shared single version of the truth of anything digital through a distributed ledger system based on the principals of simultaneous democratization and cryptography of digital information. Learn more about the blockchain, potential applications, and surprising industries set to be revolutionized by this disruptive technology.

Immediately following the program, Council Young Professionals and guests are invited to join us for a special holiday gathering!

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5:45 p.m.

6:00 p.m.
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7:30 p.m.

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