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Rindi - Blockchains 101 at San Diego Startup Week

  1. 1. San Diego Startup Week 2018 Caterina Rindi Blockchain 101 for Startups @CaterinaRindi June2018
  2. 2. Caterina Rindi Elementary Education p2p & Collaborative Economy Bitcoin Startup CSR & Impact Elefant.ai RindiConsulting.com NHSA HeadStarter Network Tech Council @CaterinaRindi June2018
  3. 3. History Elements Applications ICO’s @CaterinaRindi June2018
  4. 4. History @CaterinaRindi June2018 • 2009 – Satoshi Nakamoto • financial crisis • white paper & software program • “p2p electronic cash system” • open-source, ongoing contributor updates
  5. 5. Elements - bitcoin @CaterinaRindi June2018 • digital currency – finite, divisible • global, decentralized ledger • not controlled by gov’t, bank, corp • cryptographically secured • consensus validation & governance • bitcoin owned by individual - private keys • no intermediaries, true p2p • pseudonymous, private
  6. 6. Applications @CaterinaRindi June2018 • bitcoin – p2p cryptocurrency, new asset class • micropayments, via cell phones • international remittances • unstable/corrupt governments; inflation • underground markets • decentralized apps, worldwide
  7. 7. Applications @CaterinaRindi June2018 • blockchain network • database, accounting ledger • unforgeable, transparent • permissioned, distributed blockchains • notarizing w/o notaries • automated programs = smart contracts • other blockchains - e.g. Ethereum
  8. 8. Why Important @CaterinaRindi • new tools • p2p consensus + cryptography + distr. open ledger • global, multi-industry impact • new economic access • microtransactions; token market & ICO’s • speaks to lost trust in governments, corporations, banks • personal data ownership & monetization; privacy June2018
  9. 9. Applications in many industries • Fintech • Healthcare • Energy • Entertainment • Identity Management • Internet of Things • Supply Chain @CaterinaRindi June2018
  10. 10. Applications – Sustainability @CaterinaRindi • UN Sustainable Development Goals • economic access for unbanked - #1 – BanQuApp.com • food/cash assistance #2 - UN World Food Program/BSIC • energy microgrids - #7 – PowerLedger.io • tracking food provenance - #12 – ripe.io • p2p carbon trading - #13 – CarbonX.ca • BlockchainforGood.com – humanizing tech • ixo.foundation – tracking social impact claims June2018
  11. 11. Applications – ID & data ownership @CaterinaRindi • Blockstack.org • Civic.com • Datawallet.com • PeerMountain.com • ShoCard.com • Sovrin.org • uPort.me • W3C Credentials Community Group – standards June2018
  12. 12. ICO’s – Initial Coin Offerings @CaterinaRindi • token sales to fund startup, instead of traditional venture capital route • SEC overview - many defined as securities • US - accredited investors • risky, many scams June2018
  13. 13. History Elements Applications ICO’s @CaterinaRindi June2018
  14. 14. Resources @CaterinaRindi • Andreas Antonopoulos @aantonop • Nick Szabo @NickSzabo4 • a16z.com/2018/02/10/crypto-readings- resources • blockchainatberkeley.blog • 99bitcoins.com • Tim Francisco 6/27 10am – @CoinStructive June2018
  15. 15. Thank you. RindiConsulting.com www.slideshare.net/c_rindi @CaterinaRindi June2018

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