Our learning breakfast series here at Jonah Group continues to grow, and
we hosted a very successful Blockchain Breakfast on Tuesday this week.
The catered event was very well attended, and we were very fortunate to
have the support of a number of amazing speakers.
Drew kicked off the presentation portion of the event with a quick
primer on blockchain technology, with a focus on its unique
characteristics and business implications.
Bill Tapscott, CEO of CarbonX, shared his vision and passion with the
audience through his presentation on the CarbonX carbon credit trading
project on blockchain. Peter Vincent, CTO of Grain Discovery, fascinated
the audience with a glimpse into the complex and vastly encompassing
world of grain exchange, and the pivotal role a blockchain-based
exchange platform can play in that industry.
Drew stepped in on behalf of Royalty Exchange to deliver a presentation
on their blockchain project at Jonah, highlighting the applicability of
the technology in security and commodity exchange.
Usman Sheik then wrapped up the presentation portion of the event with
an overview of the regulations and legal enforcement of the blockchain
industry. Usman leads a legal practice specializing in blockchain and
he was named "Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers" in 2018 by Canadian
Lawyer. The audience was treated to an overview of the emerging world of
rules and interpretations around blockchain and securities.
The event ended after a live demo by Benny of a token exchange platform
using a backend built by Jonah.
We would like to thank our talented guest speakers for their support and
contribution. Their presence and participation made this a real hit
with the audience. A hearty thank-you to all the Jonahites who made this
event a success, from setting up the event to mingling with the guests.
To those who attended the event, we hope you enjoyed the presentation
and had a great time networking with the community. We thank you for
your continued support and participation and we look forward to seeing
you again at our next event -- stay tuned!