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How Crypto Is Poised To Radically Change Consumer Data & Privacy — Conf Call, November 27th

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Since the dawn of the internet, consumers have been producing data at an ever increasing rate. From what we buy on Amazon, and elsewhere, to what we search for, to where we are/our location, to our medical records. This data about us has been aggregated, repackaged, and sold, in ways few people appreciate. It’s been sold to advertisers so they can show us fake news on Facecbook, and it’s been sold to Nigerian princes, so they can ask us for a little money so we can help them out of a jam and get richly rewarded. It’s been stored in an infinite number of places, and hacked and stolen from more of those places then we’ll ever know about (wtf Uber, Equifax, Yahoo, Target …….). It turns out there is absolutely nothing secure about our social security number. In fact, having your social security number stolen is one of the few things that’s even more likely to happen to you after you die.

With the rise of blockchain and other distributed ledgers (e.g. DAGS, they’re a thing), we’re in the early stages of how consumers can take back control over their data, how it’s used, and who it’s sold to. On this call we’ll hear from several thought leaders on how we got to where we are today, and the path to a safer and more thoughtful approach that empowers consumers to control and distribute the data about ourselves. Learn if we, the decentralized consumer, will really gain control of our data from the centralized corporations and governments that use our data to monetize and control us.

After the four panelists are done with their formal comments, we’ll have plenty of time remaining for questions from the audience.

Click here to register for the call at GoToWebinar

Our esteemed speakers include:

Roger Haenni — CEO of Datum, a network that relies on the DAT Token Smart Contract to provide secure trading of data while respecting the terms set out by data owners. Before Datum, Roger had over 15 years experience in big data systems including as Co-Founder of StockX, SwissInvest, PCP.ch and Kosi.

Paul Mahone — Co-Founder and UI lead developer of BitBoost, which oversees The Block, a fully decentralized e-commerce marketplace built on the Ethereum blockchain. Paul is an Italian/US programmer living in Switzerland. Paul’s has been involved in various electronic marketplaces since 1992. During the 1990s, Paul served as a Director of Molecular Robotics, the first nanotechnology company to be listed on the NASDAQ.

Jonathan Meiri — Founder and CEO of Barrel Protocol, a blockchain with built-in Privacy, Security and Compliance measures. Jonathan and the Barrel Team are building a protocol for “refineries” for data. A place where massive data sets can be exchanged without concern regarding the privacy or compliance of the data. Before Barrel he worked for eBay and PayPal, served in the Israeli Elie Computing Unit Mamram and most recent as the founder and CEO of Superfly Insight.

Linda Butcher — CoFounder & CMO of Rewardstoken.io, a decentralized cryptocurrency loyalty app (dapp) used to increase consumer engagement, reduce costs, enhance security and provide a better service to consumers. Butcher previously founded a successful consulting company driving acquisitions and strategic partnerships in the HR technology space. Butcher’s vast experience in product marketing over several industries has enabled her to cross multiple industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, quality management technology, human resource technology, loyalty, and retail.

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