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Tuesday, November 20 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
[Keynote + Discussion] In the Shadow of Fiat LIMITED

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The original promise of the blockchain, apparent from a quick read of Satoshi’s original paper, was that of a new payment network, a better way for us to transact value to each other. Over the last few years, this promise has taken a back seat to the investment gains that could be made by speculating on the price of Bitcoin, Ether, or any one of thousands of ICO tokens. Looking through this lens, the recent explosion in interest and excitement over stablecoins reflects a return to the genesis of the entire blockchain movement.
This return to our roots though has not come without a cost, stablecoins today are designed to merely follow fiat currencies like the US Dollar and the Euro. In this workshop and talk, we’ll take a look at whether or not we should really be so timid, the strengths and weaknesses of our current stablecoins, and introduce a new stablecoin model that may finally allow us to step out of the shadow of fiat.

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Chris Georgen

Founder & President, Topl
As Founder and CEO of Topl, Chris is working to inspire and mold a unique blockchain protocol built specifically to power economic development in emerging markets. Before starting Topl, he obtained degrees in Mathematics, Chemical Physics, and Philosophy from Rice University. During... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CET
Kraftwerk - Challenge Stage