Join the SF Bitcoin Meetup:
Patrick Salami – Founder and CTO of HitFin, a derivatives trading platform and smart contracts API based on blockchain technology. He is a software engineer with a background in financial services, big data analytics and Hadoop.
Topic: Case Studies in Distributed Autonomous Organizations on the Blockchain
Today’s blockchain technology unlocks new financial and organizational paradigms that reduce our dependence on intermediaries. We are now able implement some core functions of intermediaries such as governments, banks, clearinghouses and brokerages with computer code that runs entirely on the blockchain and is not controlled by any single entity. In this talk, Patrick Salami of HitFin explores how distributed autonomous organizations are changing our society today through smart contract APIs and apps that are disrupting crowdfunding platforms, securities and derivatives settlement organizations, governments and other large institutions.
Nathalie Salami – Founder and Chief Legal Officer at HitFin, an attorney from UCLA with a specialization in taxation, business law and policy. She has experience with blockchain technology and securities law, has been a lead attorney at a congressionally funded law firm, and has operated her own law firm for many years.
Topic: Blockchain and the Age of IOT
In an IoT network, the blockchain can keep an immutable record of the history of smart devices. What does this blockchain capability unlock? In this talk, Nathalie Salami of HitFin explores how blockchain technology drives new connected smart devices that were previously impossible. Smart devices can now communicate with each other without relying on a central service, fostering both longevity and accessibility.
We will conclude with a joint Q&A Panel with Patrick and Nathalie, followed by Lightning Talks