Evans talks branded coins and the next wave of #blockchainedu & #innovation at #VoiceofBlockchain

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I am excited to return to the second annual Voice of Blockchain Conference, touted as the only blockchain conference to bring a no-pitch event connecting the blockchain ecosystem VoB consists of three tracks of content: Corporate and Enterprise, Digital Assets and Markets, and Impact and Innovation.

Monday, September 30th at 10:55 AM (Main Stage)

Stablecoins

Competitive Analysis of Stablecoins, with my co-panelist Nik Tchouparaov (CEO, Moneyfold Ltd), is moderated by the dynamic Alexandra Pordromos (Chicago Blockchain Center). We will explore what stablecoins are and how the definition has changed over time, as the space has matured. We will share our thoughts about some of the most exciting use cases for stablecoins and critique the impact and future of “corporate coins” like Libra, Walmart, for example, and fiat-alternative stablecoins like JP Morgan’s JPMCoin, Wells Fargo’s new dollar-pegged coin pilot for ‘better, faster, cheaper’ cross-border settlement within its system.

[CB Insights Report on Stablecoins]

Of course, we cannot help but discuss whether the Libra hearings had a positive or negative effect on the crypto ecosystem and some hurdles to mainstream adoption and proliferation of stablecoins.

The Future of Innovation

In my second panel, Preparing for the Next Wave of Innovation we will discuss whether the future of blockchain is the future of all technology. This discussion will examine the changes in funding structures, innovation, and the evolution of how society organizes itself. From enterprise to decentralized ecosystems, we will discuss how blockchain is likely to evolve to become a part our everyday life and what is needed to get there. I will focus on the impact of blockchain and crypto on education, especially higher ed, and the impact of education on blockchain and crypto.

[VoB 2019 Agenda]

Dean Evans delivers Blockchain for Law Professors Webinar for AALS Summer Series

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Tonya-SXSW-49190This session, Educating Law Professors about Blockchain, is intended to introduce you to the technology and terminology and to highlight some prominent and promising use cases in education, generally, and legal education in particular. And also, at a more fundamental level, to encourage you to consider the vital and essential role of technology in the classroom and curricula at every level of education.

There are two basic ways that we, as educators, must be prepared for this latest technological wave of innovation. The first is to educate ourselves so that we can empower our students. The second is to understand how the technology is poised to disrupt, disintermediate and transform the education industry in some really exciting ways.

About the AALS Webinar: What Professors Need to Know About Blockchain

So about last week … The Enterprise Blockchain Awards at #BRG2019 were magic! Big win for #UNHLawBlockchain

Honoring the foremost thinkers, leaders, and builders in enterprise blockchain technology, the Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBA), held during the Blockchain Revolution Global 2019 Conference, unveiled the winners at a gala ceremony in downtown Toronto. Bringing together the brightest and best of the international community, the ceremony featured a special performance by award-winning musician and technologist Imogen Heap and hosted by comedians Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath.

The judges were overwhelmed with the unanticipated number of nominations. Many categories were hotly contested. In fact, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, head of the EBA judging panel, noted “we were  very happy to have received over 100 nominations from around the world.”

The Awards Panel assessed nominations in five categories: New Frontier in Enterprise Blockchain Research, Innovative Entrepreneurship in Blockchain, Young Leaders, Enterprise Blockchain Transformation, and Blockchain Leadership. The latter, the category for which I received the EBA, honored “an executive who has championed blockchain for their industry.”

My nomination was based on my work to develop, direct, and teach in the University of New School of Law’s Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Law online professional certificate program.

The program launched Spring 2019 and was the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive certificate that includes Blockchain and the Law Fundamentals, Tokenomics & Crypto Regulations, Data Privacy & Data Integrity, Smart Cities, Blockchain for Social Impact, as well as coverage of blockchain law issues in sports, entertainment, and healthcare use cases.

For more information and to register for the fall session, visit law.unh.edu/blockchain.

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The 2019 winners are:

Blockchain Leadership

This category honors executives who have championed blockchain for their industries and organizations:

Enterprise & Industry Leadership

Dale Chrystie, FedEx

Governance & Policy Leadership

Tonya M. Evans, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Community & Ecosystem leadership

Bernie Moreno, Ownum

[See the full list of Enterprise Blockchain Award Winners and categories]