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FinTech is not usually associated with visual media. This panel outlines the possibilities for media in FinTech.
Laura Lopez, Such Wow Media has been enthusiastically sharing the merits of Bitcoin since 2011. She has a Certified Bitcoin Professional certification from the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium and also works in the entertainment industry as a television editor. She thinks cryptocurrency micropayments are the way forward for content creators and is building Such Wow Media with that in mind.
Valerian Bennett is founder & CEO of PopChest. Mr. Bennett is a veteran television producer/editor and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He graduated from USC film and has worked on hit TV shows for E!, MTV, A&E, and many more. As a resident of Los Angeles and native to Silicon Valley, Valerian is perfectly suited to tackle the changing landscape of media distribution by employing cutting-edge blockchain technology. PopChest is the first community-supported video platform. No ads. No subscriptions. Using blockchain technology in our payment-enabled video player, PopChest let’s viewers send a few cents to support the artists they love while giving publishers the ability to make money in a whole new way.
Ryan X. Charles is the former cryptocurrency engineer of reddit and the cofounder & CEO of Yours, a social media content sharing app with integrated smart contract micropayments. He has been in the bitcoin space since 2011, and besides reddit, has also worked as an engineer at BitPay, the world’s largest bitcoin payment processor, and BitGo, the world’s largest bitcoin security provider. He is an ABD physics PhD at Washington University in St. Louis.
Moderator: David Spark is a veteran tech journalist and founder Spark Media Solutions, a content marketing firm for the B2B technology industry. Spark has reported on the tech scene for more than 20 years in more than 40 media outlets. and he now reports predominantly at trade shows for companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Dice, Citrix, and Juniper Networks. Read Spark’s musing on his Spark Minute blog or listen to him and his co-host weekly on the Tear Down Show podcast.

Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/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 in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with 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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