Bitcoin 101: An Introduction to Bitcoin, the Blockchain, the Future of Transactions
The future of the finance, government, insurance, media and entertainment, travel, healthcare, education, the sharing economy, and many more sectors will each be impacted by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, yet this technology remains highly misunderstood. In his signature talk on bitcoin, Brian educates audiences on how bitcoin works, dispels popular misnomers, and provides real life examples about how it’s being used throughout the world. He’ll also provide insights on the strengths and weaknesses of this technology to prepare leaders for experimenting with bitcoin in their organizations.
Brian is the CEO and co-founder of Numero, a start-up building FinTech software for political campaigns. He was a candidate for United States Congress from 2017–2018 and was one the top ten fundraisers in the country for first-time candidates including raising more money in cryptocurrency than any other political candidate in history. Prior to his run, Brian was the Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the famed MIT Media Lab where he was named the second most influential person in world on bitcoin and blockchain and helped to educate Heads of State, including his former boss, President Barack Obama, Fortune 500 CEOs, and thousands of others as they race to get up to speed before bitcoin and the blockchain disrupt their organizations.
Previously, Brian served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House and founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua after serving as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. For his work, Brian was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Graduate of the Last Decade by the London Business School, and 40 under 40 Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Brian lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Alison.
Brian graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from London Business School.