Blockchains have evolved beyond bitcoin and are being explored for real-world use cases from patching IoT devices to securely tracking food supply chains! Did you know that the Twin Cities-based Food Safety Institute identified over 84 individual ingredients in a basic fast food cheeseburger?
In this session you will get a good grounding in the secure distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, as well as some of the practical applications that nearly every Fortune 500 company is exploring in some capacity right now.
- What is a secure distributed ledger and what makes it so powerful
- How blockchains can act as an authoritative system of record that can achieve consensus on "truth"
- Patterns for successful exploration in your ecosphere and anti-patterns
- The language of distributed ledgers
About David Duccini
David V. Duccini is a well-regarded information security expert with real-world, wire-to-web e-commerce experience. In addition to having built an ISP from scratch in the 1990s, Duccini has been on a self-described “tour of duty” consulting with Fortune 50 banks, insurance companies, utilities, telecom, biomedical and, recently, retail. Duccini holds advanced degrees in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. A serial entrepreneur, he has been involved in a half dozen startups. He joined the cryptocurrency movement in late 2010 and launched 2Give.Info, an innovative pro-social stakeholder-based cryptocurrency network. In 2016 Duccini founded and launched Silicon Prairie Portal and Exchange, an investment crowdfunding portal company leveraging blockchain technology to bring about a new democratization of capital.