Blockchain & the Decentralization of Finance Featured Session at SXSW 2018 [Video]

Take your understanding of cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and tokens to the next level in the advanced SXSW 2018 panel, Blockchain and the Decentralization of Finance. Learn about the effects of blockchain-enabled disruption as it pertains to enterprise blockchain adoption and the growth of token marketplaces.

At SXSW 2018, we explored blockchain technology's potential to impact global economic systems during two full days of programming from the Startup & Tech Sectors Track.

In this session, Emma Channing, Nick Chirls, Dan Kahan and Paul Veradittakit answer questions about the economic and legal consequences of blockchain technology ranging from "what about blockchain has attracted the attention of financial institutions?" to "what does the democratization of the market mean for Venture Capitalists?"

Nick Chirls, Founder and Partner at Notation Capital, begins the conversation by defining blockchain as "...a new kind of database where a distributed group of people can verify transactions and data in a way that doesn’t require a centralized third party and doesn’t require them to trust one another. This data sits on the blockchain and lives on there publicly.”

Learn about the latest developments in blockchain from a legal and Venture Capitalist perspective and understand how the classification of two tokens changes everything in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Watch the video above for the full Featured Session at the 2018 SXSW Conference. Browse more 2018 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

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By Ari Roth