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Partner Event - Introduction to Blockchain, with Avolyn Fisher

  • HackerLab 1715 K Street Sacramento, CA, 95811 United States (map)

Whether you're familiar with blockchain or not, this talk will explore the potential blockchain has to revolutionize computing as we experience it today. Beyond cryptocurrency we will discuss the implications for smart contracts, cyber security, the internet of things, and software within this new environment. We will briefly cover the history of blockchain and then dive into how blockchain actually works and the potential use cases being explored and implemented across the various blockchain platforms today. We will also dive into the use cases for AI including the promise of decentralized autonomous organizations and how smart contracts are really just autonomous agents living inside blockchain networks. This talk is meant to bring even beginners up to speed but also go into technical detail for those who are familiar but want a greater depth of understanding around blockchain.

Avolyn is a data nerd and blockchain enthusiast. When she is not out evangelizing blockchain she serves as Manager of Partner Relations/Strategist for Women in Data, Sr. Analyst for Nationwide Insurance, and grad student working toward her Masters in Analytics at Villanova. 

Later Event: September 11
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