Why is Assets Tokenization Disrupting Financial Markets?

Register Here! Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance.US, a digital asset marketplace built for easy and secure access to buy, trade, and stake digital assets in America. As a seasoned fintech veteran, Coley comes to Binance.US with combined experience at the crossroads of global capital and cryptocurrency markets. She brings over five years of sales & trading experience from Morgan Stanley Foreign Exchange in Hong Kong and London, combined with her treasury management and cross-border payments experience, growing fast-paced global companies like Silicon Valley Bank and Ripple. Coley holds a BSBA in Global Business and a minor in Asian studies from the University of North Carolina’s [...]

Is Crypto Trending Mainstream?

  Edwin Aoki is a PayPal Technology Fellow and the CTO of the PayPal’s Blockchain, Crypto, and Digital Currencies (BCDC) unit, where he is responsible for driving sustained growth and innovation in digital asset technology. Previously, he spent nearly a decade as the company’s Chief Architect, tasked with defining the company’s long-term technical roadmap and architecture and advancing the technologies and technologists that have enabled PayPal to become a fintech leader. Before joining PayPal in 2010, Edwin was at Netscape and AOL for more than 13 years as Technology Fellow and Chief Architect, overseeing the architecture and technology strategy for many [...]

Laws, Regulations, and U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Markets

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett represents the at-large district of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the United States House of Representatives. Plaskett is best known for her understanding of economic development and public-private partnerships. She previously worked at the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, where she worked on initiatives to increase the number of minority and women attorneys at the Justice Department. She relocated to her ancestral home of the United States Virgin Islands and worked with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA). At VIEDA, she worked on tax incentive programs and public-private partnerships as [...]

Blockchain Studies in HBCUs

Guest Speaker: Tong Li, IBM Day and time: Tuesday, August 24 at 9:00 AM Pacific / Noon Eastern Add Media and Entertainment SIG calls to your calendar Dial-In Information: You can join either from your computer or from your phone: From computer: https://zoom.us/my/hyperledger.community.backup?pwd=dkJKdHRlc3dNZEdKR1JYdW40R2pDUT09 From phone: +1(855)880-1246 (toll free US number) or view International numbers Meeting ID: 6223336701 Speaker: Dr. Ali Emdad is the Associate Dean of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He oversees all daily operations in the Graves School and assists the Dean in setting the vision and strategic priorities for the School. He is the Founding Director of the Center [...]

Inform the Block with Brian Estes

On August 31, 2021, Brian Estes will give a presentation on the background and history of money, the internet, and the adaptation of new technologies, and how this has led us to cryptocurrencies. Who is Brian Estes?  Brian Estes, CIO and Managing Partner at Off the Chain Capital, has helped finance, build, and mentor 4 blockchain companies whose combined value is over $10B today. Prior to his involvement in blockchain in 2014, Brian was a leading endowment and foundation asset manager, ranking in the top 1/10th of 1% of Morningstar asset managers. Brian has his BA from the University of Illinois [...]

HBCU Students Inform the Block with Craig Fischer

Inform the Block (Downloadable Word Doc)  Inform the Block (Downloadable PDF) Register for HBCU Students Inform the Block with Craig Fischer September 14, 2021 12pm ET   Are you an undergraduate student enrolled at a Historically Black college and University (HBCU)? Do you know a thing or two about blockchain and financial technology? Then, we have an opportunity for you to HBCU Students Inform the Block and share your knowledge through video. What is Inform the Block, you ask? Good question. Inform the Block is a social awareness initiative sponsored by the Morgan State University (MSU) FinTech Center and developed to address the growing disparity in [...]