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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

OVER THE HORIZON: DIGITAL CURRENCY 2.0 APPLICATIONS

Dominik Zynis, Head of Business Development, MASTERCOIN FOUNDATION
Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer
Joseph Lubin, COO, ETHEREUM

The heart of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is the global public ledger known as the blockchain. This "decentralized trust infrastructure" one day could conceivably provide a means of exchange for a whole lot more than a stateless, digital currency think stock certificates or property titles. Other imaginative potential uses of the blockchain include smart property, smart contracts and programmable money. Imagine a car that turns on only for the holder of a transferable digital token, or a contract that executes itself without getting lawyers or debt collectors involved. Technologists at the bleeding edge of this frontier explain the concepts and map out the road from here to there.

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