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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Demystifying Blockchain: With All The Hype, Does Your Business Really Need It? - Travin Keith, Agavon

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Over the past few years, blockchain has received a growing amount of attention, not just for its use case for cryptocurrencies, but also for potential business use cases. Numerous businesses have started looking into the technology and about 200 companies and organizations have joined Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project, which is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

However, confusion remains for numerous companies on whether or not it is ideal for their needs. Getting a straight answer can usually be difficult, even in the early stages, due to the hype around the technology. This presentation aims to help demystify blockchain beyond the hype as well as point out some cases when blockchain or other forms of distributed ledger technology (DLT) makes sense as well as when it does not.

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Travin Keith

Managing Director, Altrean
Travin Keith is the Managing Director of Altrean, a company that is creating and enabling tools that improve one's experience with DLTs, both with the public networks, such as those involving cryptocurrencies, as well as private networks and various areas in between. It was previously... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
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