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Wednesday, May 18 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Promise of a Centerless World

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Decentralization is already here, but it hasn't been evenly distributed. Based on his research, William Mougayar describes where we are in decentralization along three dimensions: Trust: Law, Governance, Industry Services (Financial, Government, Trade, Healthcare), Wealth: Economic Production, Flow of value, Transactions, and Information: Content, Privacy, Security. In this talk, Mougayar also defines the building blocks of decentralization: Peer-to-Peer Models, Trust-based Systems and Services, Autonomous Organizations, and Wealth Creation Methods in the New Crypto-Economy.

Keynote by William Mougayar + Q&A by Brennan Novak 

Moderators
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Brennan Novak

UX Designer / Developer, Transparency Toolkit, Qubes OS
Brennan Novak has been designing and building for the web sincethe late 90s and participating in IndieWebCamp community since2010. In 2013 he successfully helped crowdfund the encryptedemail project Mailpile. Currently, he works on security focusedQubes OS.

Speakers
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William Mougayar

General Partner, Virtual Capital Ventures
I'm an entrepreneur, investor, blogger, mentor to startups, and advisor to large enterprises. | Expert researcher on blockchain technologies, decentralization and peer-to-peer models. | Author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley), and the upcoming book, Centerless (Wiley). | Boards/Advisory for: OpenBazaar, Ethereum Foundation, Coin Center, OMERS Ventures, Bloq, Tierion. | Founder, Startup Management. General Partner, Virtual Capital... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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