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The first session covers basics of the technology behind blockchain and cryptocurrencies. This session will help you understand cryptocurrency payments and settlements. We’ll cover how cryptocurrencies work, highlighting strengths as well as major weaknesses and potential risks. The first session will also cover major differences between some of the top cryptocurrencies; the difference between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others like Monero. You will walk away with sufficient technical background to dive deeper on your own and to better know what you don’t know. This will be a highly interactive Q&A format so you can ask your questions as they arise.

Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer Metal Pay Jae started out as an aerospace engineer. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. Most recently, Jae worked for Samsung SmartThings, helping the company setup various microservices. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source software in Node.js and is an avid reader.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members.She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups 7 years. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with professional & economical livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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