Announcing Distributed: Markets 2018, the Intersection of Financial Markets and Blockchain Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Nashville, TN, February 22, 2018 — BTC Media announced today the return of Distributed: Markets on April 23, 2018, the premier blockchain conference designed to unite financial markets executives and cryptocurrency insiders.  

Taking place at the iconic Navy Pier in Chicago, Distributed: Markets will be co-hosted by the Chicago Blockchain Center. The one-day conference agenda, to be released in early March, is designed to capture the interest of both legacy institutions as well as those intrigued by the evolving relationship between cryptocurrency and money. Content will be divided across two tracks: one dedicated to exploring distributed ledger technology within traditional financial service organizations, and the other focused on understanding the frontier of cryptocurrencies, from investment strategies to regulation.

Speakers will share wide-ranging perspectives on financial enterprise, and they include Eric Piscini, principal at Deloitte; Rumi Morales, former head of CME Ventures; Mike Brown, Director of Innovation at ATB Financial; and Laurence Cooke, CEO of nanoPay. These institutional thought leaders will be joined by CDC Founder Perianne Boring, Zen Protocol CEO Adam Perlow, and Haimera Workie from FINRA. Additional speaker confirmations, including keynote announcements, will be released in the coming weeks.

Building on industry conversations and blockchain use cases shared at last year’s event in Atlanta, Distributed: Markets 2018 will connect organizations interested in harnessing the power of distributed ledgers with adopters who have already made significant progress in implementation. Additional pre-event offerings include a day-long Code Camp for enterprise developers, and a collaborative Hackathon allowing teams to build relevant industry solutions.

“The inaugural Distributed: Markets conference was the first of its kind, bringing together the most forward-thinking financial markets experts with the world’s leaders in blockchain technology,” said David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media. “We’re thrilled to provide a dedicated space for that community to learn, connect and collaborate as the momentum around blockchains in fintech and the wider financial markets industry grows.”

“Bringing this conference to Chicago will create a home for blockchain technology in one of the world’s epicenters for fintech,” said Matthew Roszak, founder of the Chicago Blockchain Center. “Our organization has long advocated for the advancement of distributed ledgers to improve transparency and efficiency all over the world. This event will be the place for financial executives and technology disruptors to realize that potential.”

For details and registration, visit markets.distributed.com.

 

About BTC Media

The Distributed conference series focuses on vital trends and developments in key industry verticals. BTC Media is the world’s largest provider of multimedia educational content, conferences and other high-value informational resources focused on the digital currency and blockchain industries. Based in Nashville, BTC Media is home to Distributed, Bitcoin Magazine, yBitcoin, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast network and other media properties.

 

About the Chicago Blockchain Center

The CBC is a community led public-private initiative serving the Chicago crypto/blockchain ecosystem as a community convener, leading educational resource, startup ecosystem incubator, event organizer and talent developer.

 

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