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 Theodore is a Media Publisher & Event Producer and a great people connector.. She is Founder/CEO Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 9 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 5 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews in Silicon Valley.startup ecosystem.

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