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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain 101


Thursday, April 12th 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

On April 12, SNEEF is partnering with the Rhode Island Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Association in organizing an educational event about the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are changing the way the world works as we speak. Take part in this key event to learn the inner workings of how the blockchain works, what are cryptocurrencies and how should you approach getting involved in this massively exploding movement.

We will discuss:

What Is New Finance? We explain the concept of bitcoin, and how its underlying blockchain technology is being used by hundreds of altcoins and Initial Coin Offerings.

How Do I Invest? We explain step-by-step how to get started with an online account, how to protect your investments, and how to buy, sell, and trade.

Evaluating Investment Opportunities. We explain how to build a diversified portfolio, how to analyze Initial Coin Offerings, and how to choose altcoins.

Research and Recommendations. We explain our top picks from the hundreds of altcoins and ICOs, and walk attendees through our Plain-English Portfolio.

Disclaimer: SNEEF is partnering with the Rhode Island Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Association in organizing this event. Information from this event should be treated as educational and not investment advice.


John Hargrave (Moderator)

Publisher at Bitcoin Market Journal

John is the publisher of the investment website Bitcoin Market Journal. Their mission is to make the world of New Finance accessible to ordinary investors. From bitcoin to digital currencies to ICOs, their team of analysts provides plain-English explanations and expert recommendations. John has a wealth of knowledge and we couldn’t be happier to have him join the conversation.

Nicholas Napp

Co Founder at Xmark Labs, LLC

Nicholas is a co-founder of Xmark Labs, a consulting and product development company focused on business applications for Blockchain, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. He has brought more than 40 products to market, including both enterprise and consumer applications. Nicholas has delivered projects for a broad range of clients including Apple, Hasbro, HTC, Microsoft, Sony and Tencent. He is an advisor to multiple blockchain projects, and is the Board Chair at FabNewport, a non-profit focused on maker-centered learning for middle school kids.

Navroop Sahdev

Blockchain Economist

Navroop works at the cutting edge of the Financial Services industry, vertical technologies (like Blockchain) and Economic theory (drawing upon Innovation, Networks theory and Complex Systems), creating valuable Business Intelligence. Her experience includes scientific research, business development, team building and business strategy. She holds a host of leadership roles in the DLT space, both as a practitioner as well as a researcher, and speaks regularly at FinTech and blockchain conferences. She also serves on the advisory boards of a tech-driven companies, across industries.

Dr. Muhammad (Ali) Chaudhary

Research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Co-founder of Inkrypt

Dr. Muhammad (Ali) Chaudhary is a well-published data-scientist and physician working as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. His work focuses on big data methodologies on loosely structured data to tackle public health and health economics issues in the U.S. He has recently co-founded Inkrypt, a distributed content hosting platform, leveraging distributed computing and blockchain technology, to tackle the issue of censorship in journalism.

Rahul Chandra

CEO of Coinscape Advisors

Rahul is an award-winning technology executive with expertise in monetizing new technologies, creating new business models, establishing partner ecosystems and developing innovative sales campaigns. He has generated over $500M in incremental sales during his 20 year career across utilities, disaster recovery, telecom, Cloud hosting, IOT, and most recently blockchain technologies. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Coinscape Advisors, a blockchain-focused advisory firm that offers fundraising, legal, technology and business development services, and previously held senior leadership positions at several Global 500 companies where he drove exponential revenue growth of several business units.

Peter Borovykh

Solution Architect at Blockchain Driven

Peter made his name in finance and later became fascinated with the digital applications of blockchain in his field. He is a quant who has created his own groundbreaking algorithmic trading strategies based on quantifying the market sentiment and leveraging the emotion of market participants.

Peter is a renowned speaker on blockchain and its future possibilities and has been featured in numerous publications such as Business Insider, MSN, Future Trends, Yahoo Finance, Fortune, Inside Bitcoins, and many others. Peter has spoken at conferences on blockchain and crypto markets around the globe. He is a solution architect at Blockchain Driven and is the author of the book “Blockchain Applications in Finance”.

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Office: +1 (508) 999-8056

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 151 Martine St, Fall River, MA 02723

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