The Blockchain Conference Vancouver w Boris Wertz (EXECS ONLY)

On August 28th, 2018 the Blockchain Society hosted a special, executive only conference with Boris Wertz (Version One) and others for corporate and entrepreneurial thought leaders.  The event was hosted at the modern Miller Thomson offices in downtown Vancouver.  A well curated group of professionals and entrepreneurs listened to panel discussions and keynote speakers describe what the blockchain industry looks like on Canada’s West Coast and beyond.

Keynote speaker Boris Wertz, one of the top tech early-stage investors in North America and the founding partner of Version One, spoke with the assembled group about what it took to grow his business and the international nature of blockchain growth. 

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Bruce Silcoff from Shyft Network spoke with the crowd about the current identity crisis, and discussed ways in which Shyft plans to use the blockchain as a potential means of providing some form of identification to the over 1.5 billion people around the world who are currently without.

A panel addressing regulation protocol in the blockchain industry moderated by Matt Unger, CEO of iComply followed Bruce’s talk, and saw a productive conversation take place on the topic between Derrek Fahl, partner at Miller Thomson, Mark Binns, CEO of Netcoins Inc, and Ashton Addison, CEO and Founder of EventChain.

Afterwards Dominic Vogel, Chief Security Strategist at and Michael Vogel, Co-founder of Netcoins, and Mark Binns, President & CEO of Netcoins Inc, engaged in a constructive fireside chat.

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Blockchain evangelist Mo Kumarsi shared blockchain development and longevity insights he’s gained from his consulting practice Aries Business Consulting.

Sonali Giovino Perera informed the room that she would be organizing Vancouver's first ever Blockchain and Crypto Cruise in the week following The Blockchain Society’s Conference. 

The founder of Soloblock Solutions Matt Lockyer was present, and provided insight about how his company is creating experiences that enable individuals to create, own and exchange unique digital assets connected to their brands.

After a series of informative panel discussions and keynote speeches guests had the opportunity to mingle and network while enjoying an incredible spread of drinks and snacks at Miller Thomson’s stunning downtown Vancouver office. 

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Aaron Ballantyne