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BLOCKCON 2018: Day 1 Recap

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BLOCKCON 2018: Day 1 Recap

BLOCKCON 2018 has taken Santa Monica by storm with great speakers. Just in time, Blockchain Beach unveiled our new Twitter handle @BlockchainBeach! Join us there for our continued coverage and our tweets from Tuesday’s Blockchain Beach Crawl.

You can see our full coverage from Day 2 and Day 3 or our recap of the fireside chat between AngelList Co-Founder Naval Ravikant and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb using these links.

Ralph Merkle, inventor of public key cryptography and Merkle Trees, talked with other panelists about his current pursuit to extend the human lifetime:

Later, Mark Jeffrey, CEO & Co-Founder of Guardian Circle, explained a concept about Blockchain success that Blockchain Beach agrees with:

After lunch, the crowd heard from David Moss, CEO of StrongBlock and formerly Block.one (EOS). Moss gave a reasonable timeline for Blockchain adoption:

Moss then gave an explanation of what “governance” means to him:

Finally, Moss revealed the new executive team for StrongBlock, made up of former Block.one executives:

A major concept in Crypto is that incentives don’t have to be in fiat currency. For Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the incentive he wants to promote is happiness:

Late in the afternoon, we heard from Consensys Executive Director Vanessa Grellet about the luxury market:

She said that the luxury market has been growing:

And that Blockchain and the tokenization of art and other assets will open them up as an asset class open to more investors:

You can see our full coverage from Day 2 and Day 3 or our recap of the fireside chat between AngelList Co-Founder Naval Ravikant and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb using these links.

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