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Wednesday, August 28 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Weird Stories from the Blockchain World

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The blockchain space has unique challenges that set it apart from other industries in the broader tech industry. This session will include cautionary tales about operational security, the trials & tribulations of getting an audit for ShapeShift, how different crypto communities have handled forks & attacks on their blockchains, and the complexities of hiring talent for a crypto company.

What will students learn?
You'll learn how to successfully navigate many of the unique challenges of this fast paced, quickly expanding industry through personally relatable anecdotes told by an industry veteran.

This session taught by the COO of ShapeShift will cover a number of stories from Jon's 7+ years involved in the crypto industry.

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

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Jon ShapeShift

COO, ShapeShift
COO of ShapeShift, been in the crypto space since about 2012, helped grow ShapeShift from nothing to something! Over 16 years of operations, technology, business, and project/product management relevant experience.

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →

Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT