You've probably heard a lot about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the news lately. The decentralized value exchange that cryptocurrencies provide has garnered a lot of interest from the media but for the past several years, its also garnered equal interest from companies and governments looking to use the underlying technology (blockchain) to power new use cases that have the potential to disrupt several industries.
In this discussion, we will look inside cryptocurrencies to understand what the blockchain is and how it enables these currencies to function outside centralized control. We will also explore industry consortium efforts and use cases that are emerging to apply blockchain technology to new and interesting use cases.
- What is the blockchain?
- How does it work?
- How is it being adapted for industry?
- What are existing use cases?
- How may it impact me?
About the Speaker
Charles Nyame is an avid technophile with a deep love for applying technology to solve real problems and over the last 15 years has served as a small business owner, IT consultant, Project Manager, Instructor, Business Analyst and IT Solution Lead. Currently serving at Fifth Third to help launch its participation in the TCH real-time payments network; Charles has been active on several internal bank block-chain efforts, as well as the banks participation in the R3 consortium.