* We encourage NY Blockchain Week guests to join us.
Why should we care about providers of adult goods & services? What do they have in common with Venezuelan citizens? With us?
Were all in need of access to financial services & those who dont have it make the case for the rest of us in navigating a system designed to keep them out.
In this session we will explore how blockchain solves the problems of some groups today, how in the future this might benefit all of us, & why we need to protect everyones right to transact to guarantee inclusion' in the digital age.
We have an amazing trio of women.Leah (Use case 1/ Intimate.io ) & Linda (Use Case 2/ zCash) will introduce the projects that offer solutions while Amber Baldet, former lead of JPMorgans blockchain initiative & expert in privacy & operational security will connect the dots to traditional banking & opportunities offered by blockchain & crypto.
Use Case 1:Adult companies (legal all the way) are severely compromised in their ability to conduct business by banks & credit card services shutting down their payment gateways based on a moral stand.
Use Case 2:Amidst a humanitarian crisis, Venezuelans are looking to protect their value from hyperinflation, the deteriorating value of their local currency by exchanging it into USD, respecting sanctions while protecting their own privacy.
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Everyone is welcome.
This event is generously sponsored byIntimate.io
Amber Baldet - Co-founder, CEO (TBA)Amber led J.P. Morgans Blockchain Center of Excellence since its inception in 2015, recently leaving to launch a soon-to-be-announced venture. Considered a leading voice on the practical application of blockchain technology within the financial industry & beyond, she has spoken at SXSW, Money 20/20, Consensus, MIT, Wharton, EthCC, & many other venues. Appearing on 2017s Fortunes 40 Under 40 list of the most influential young people in business & CoinDesks 10 Most Influential in Blockchain, Amber handily bridges the divide between the Wall Street & crypto sets.
Leah Callon-Butler - Intimate.ioLeah is a Co-Founder & the Chief Impact Officer for Intimate.io , a cryptocurrency that is challenging institutional bias to bring trust, safety & inclusion against to the Adult Industry. With over a decade's experience spearheading the business development & growth strategies for a range of emerging tech startups, she devoted a large part of her MBA to the topic of social entrepreneurship. This lead her to work with the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) & actively participate in a range of gender equality movements, including a leadership development program for young women & a global non-profit that empowers disadvantaged women to achieve economic independence.
Linda Naeun Lee - zCashLinda is a user-focused crypto evangelist with a mission to make encryption technologies widely adopted & easier to use. She has a master's degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on security & user research from UC Berkeley.