Fintech, CyberSecurity, and Blockchain's Uphill Battle

Digital currencies have been around for many years through credit cards, mobile payments, and bitcoin which was introduced in 2009. Blockchain is a public ledger that records bitcoin transactions. It may not change the world but it will inspire and drive new security protocols. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen on June 3 encouraged central banks to learn all they can about bitcoin, blockchain and distributed ledgers.

Join us for an episode on blockchain, what it is, who is using it, advancements in fintech, cybersecurity, and what is next. Experts Perianne Boring, president of the Chamber of Digitial Commerce who has dedicated her life to blockchain technology and Steve Wilson, digital identity innovator at Constellation Research has spent more than two years researching blockchain, share their insights with us.

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Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring is the Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world's largest trade association representing the blockchain and digital asset industry. The Chamber's mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.

Ms. Boring is a thought leader on blockchain policy and government affairs and has testified to numerous governments around the world. In addition, she has been featured in leading industry conferences and publications including Money 20/20, CES, Forbes, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many others.

Prior to forming the Chamber, Ms. Boring was a television host and anchor of "Prime Interest," an international finance program that aired in over 100 countries to over 650 million viewers. Ms. Boring was also a contributor at Forbes, and authored the column "Boring Economics." She began her career as a legislative analyst in the US House of Representatives. Follow Perianne on Twitter. More online at www.digitalchamber.org.

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson leads the Privacy and Digital Safety theme at San Francisco-based Constellation Research. He has researched blockchain for more than two years and is enormously skeptical.  Bitcoin is the first generation of something important, but we can't be sure what will happen in the long term.  His research suggests that blockchain will not change the world but will inspire and drive new security protocols. 

Steve is a highly accomplished leader, researcher, analyst, innovator, adviser and R&D manager in cyber security and data privacy. He has dedicated 21 of his nearly 30 years of research to digital identity and privacy. He is personally responsible for numerous breakthroughs in tough e-business problems like anonymity online, identity fraud, PKI, payments, privacy engineering, and national identity frameworks.

Follow Steve on Twitter. More online at http://constellationr.com/users/swilson.