Crypto-currencies, blockchain and bitcoin - industry trends

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 09:00
New York Angels Education Meetup
New York

What are crypto-currencies? How does Blockchain facilitate crypto-currencies? Why has Bitcoin, the predominant crypto-currency, escalated in price by 50,000 %(!!) over the past five years? What will crypto-currencies mean for means of payments in the future? what new innovations and companies are coming down this path of crypto-currencies?

In this New York Angels webinar, moderated by Avi Fogel of New York Angels, David Siegel will provide a comprehensive introduction of one hour, to this new field, and will address the questions above as well as others.

David Siegel, founder (Switzerland). David built a web-design and strategy agency in San Francisco in the 1990s and sold it to KPMG. He has been at the forefront of technology and venture investing for 30 years. He has written five books about technology and business. In 2016, he was a candidate to be the dean of Stanford business school. He is an expert on blockchain, future technologies, angel investing, and startups. He is currently a principal at 20/, a global network of blockchain innovators.  This is his 22nd company. You can see his work at

David will broadcast his webinar over GoToMeeting, from Zurich, Switzerland, and a copy of his presentation will be provided to attendees.

It is highly recommended that you read the following backgrounders to get most out of the webinar:

From the PWC site at:

Blockchain is the technology that enables the existence of crypto-currency (among other things). 

Bitcoin is the name of the best-known crypto-currency, the one for which blockchain technology was invented. 

A crypto-currency is a medium of exchange, such as the US dollar, but is digital and uses encryption techniques to control the creation of monetary units and to verify the transfer of funds.