Decred & OKCoin Present "The Next 10 Years: Crypto Boom, Bust, or Buidl?" Tickets, Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite
About the Event
Many are saying 2019 is the year of “buidl.” But is that true?
Bitcoin has been around for a decade, but we still haven’t nailed the fundamentals that would underlie real-world applications at scale and allow them to stand the test of time. Without confidence in security, no crypto can ever serve as a store of value, let alone evolve to become a medium of exchange or unit of account. Only once blockchains have the ability to adapt will they provide solid protection against value-loss events like chain splits and hard forks — giving them the resilience they need to endure in the long-term.
Enter Decred — a community-directed digital currency designed to deliver a truly decentralized alternative to traditional money. Community members own and operate the system, make the rules, and determine the direction of the project. The result is a secure and adaptable crypto that Murad Mahmudov — one of the most respected bitcoin maximalists — believes could be one of the three cryptocurrencies that stand the test of time.
As part of its mission to make crypto accesible around the world, OKCoin is excited to host Decred to the SF analyst and investor community.
Please join us for a chat with OKCoin CEO Tim Byun, Decred founder Jake Yocom-Piatt, prominent crypto VC Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC, and researcher Alex Evans of Placeholder VC. You'll learn how to value cryptocurrencies and invest in the crypto economy, why Decred's killer feature of good governance makes it a superior store of value, what the future holds for crypto, and how OKCoin aims to make crypto accessible to all.
–– All information shared in the event is for reference only and should not be construed as investment advice. ––
5:30-6:00 PM - Networking
6:00-6:10 PM - Welcome and introductions by OKCoin CEO Tim Byun
6:10-6:30 PM - Decred overview by founder Jake Yocom-Piatt
6:30-6:50 PM - Fireside chat with Placeholder VC partner Chris Burniske and crypto-economics analyst Alex Evans on why they invested in Decred and what the future holds for crypto.
6:50-7:00 PM - Q&A from the audience
7:00-8:30 PM - Networking and drinks
About the Speakers
Tim Byun is CEO of OKCoin and possesses decades of experience in Risk and Compliance. Prior to joining the OK Group two years ago, Tim served as BitPay's Chief Compliance Officer for two years and Visa's AML Officer for five years. He started his career as a field bank examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for a total of 13 years.
Jake Yocom-Piatt is Project Lead for Decred, and a cryptocurrency pioneer who has been using, funding and directing the creation of open-source software for 10+ years. Prior to Decred, Jake funded and oversaw the creation of btcsuite, an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go, whose source code has been used in several notable projects: e.g. Lightning Network (lnd), Ethereum, and Factom.
Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that invests in decentralized information networks. Prior to Placeholder, he co-authored, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond, and spearheaded ARK Invest’s crypto efforts, including its 2015 bitcoin investment. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Bloomberg. Twitter @cburniske.
Alex Evans is a researcher at Placeholder where he conducts crypto-economic research and supports portfolio teams and investment due diligence. Alex joined Placeholder from Lowe’s Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lowe’s. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.
We invite you to join us at OKCoin, 150 Spear St, Level 17, San Francisco, CA 94105 at 5:30 PM
Decred is a community-directed digital currency designed to be a superior store of value for generations to come. Its hybrid PoW+PoS consensus mechanism, transparent proposal and voting system, and continually funded treasury, make it secure, adaptable, and self-sustaining.