Speaker Spotlight | Jesse Lund

We are excited to be welcoming Jesse Lund, Vice President of IBM Blockchain, to the State of Digital Money 2018.  We had an opportunity to ask Jesse a few questions and talk more about his work at IBM Blockchain and his thoughts for the future of digital money:   SODM: You cut your teeth at Wells Fargo for almost two […]

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Speaker Spotlight | Christian Martin

Christian Martin is the CEO of TeraGroup and Executive Director for the Wallstreet Blockchain Alliance.  We are excited to have him return as a speaker for the State of Digital Money 2018.  In anticipation for this year’s event, we took a moment to chat with Christian to learn more about his work in the finance and blockchain world and what […]

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Bitcoin Futures Digital Money

Bitcoin Futures – What they are and should you care?

BITCOIN FUTURES The Chicago Mercantile Exchange group & Cboe Global Markets Inc have officially joined in on the bitcoin hype sweeping the planet. The wolves of Wall Street have been salivating for quite some time about how they could get a piece of the cryptocurrency pie, and now they are getting their first taste. Last week Cboe launched the U.S.’s […]

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digital money, blockchain, digital currency

What is Digital Money

Defining Digital Money The State of Digital Money has the pleasure of hosting the conversation on new innovations and technologies disrupting the global financial system.  As the leaders of that conversation, it’s important for us to define what “digital money” is and how this definition helps us curate our focused content. Digital money uses technology such as computers, smartphones, and […]

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A Brief History of Bitcoin

Original Source:  https://bitcoinplay.net/ Bitcoin has undoubtedly taken the world by storm this year, with a value growth of over 1,000%.  One year ago, bitcoin was trading at $740.  Today it’s valued at almost $8,000. Even with all of it’s mainstream attention, many are still a bit confused as to what exactly bitcoin is.  Where did it come from?  What does it […]

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Matryx VR Demo at SODM17

Matryx will be holding a VR Demo at the State of Digital Money 2017.  Make sure to check them out.  Below is more information on what they are building: By Steven McCloskey. Original Article from Medium: https://medium.com/matryx/introducing-matryx-9e932c17ecb5 In 2015, I started Nanome Inc. I wanted to shatter the interfacial bottleneck, or mouse and keyboard legacy, and create better tools for nanoengineering design via virtual […]

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Hong Kong steps up its Fintech game

By: Michal Kaczmarski, Fintech Manager for Americas, InvestHK With 2.5 trillion USD in assets managed annually, over 260 banks (including 75 out of 100 largest banks in the world) and a growing role as a Renminbi offshoring centre, Hong Kong emerged as a prime Financial Services hub. In the past 3 years Hong Kong has also been making great strides […]

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Digital Security Risks for Digital Money

By: Tiana Laurence, Co-founder & CMO of Factom, Inc. How do you protect your money? In the old days when cash was king, most of your savings were located in a high-security bank. Anything you kept at home was based on protecting your paper money — in a wallet, in a home safe, etc. All of this meant any unscrupulous […]

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Paul Puey / CEO / Airbitz

Airbitz Paul Puey: Keep It Simple, Keep It Decentralized

In 1997 Paul Puey graduates from the University of California, Berkeley, and “Google” is registered as a domain name. He will spend a decade in Silicon Valley, and another six years running small businesses before becoming frustrated with the inefficiencies of the financial and payment industry. He will discover bitcoin, and will follow the rabbit hole like many before and […]

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