Blockchain & Cryptocurrency 101

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 3:10PM - 4:10PM | Room: Lafleur 1&2  |   Concurrent Round 2

 |  Darren Marble | Scott Purcell | Patrick Tracey |

There has been a lot of buzz about terms like "bitcoin," "blockchain," and "cryptocurrency”. But what exactly are they? And how might they impact investor relations? Blockchain and cryptocurrency are not fads that only a few niche players engage in – these are becoming mainstream vehicles with huge financial impact. Companies need IR professionals who are conversant in these new technologies. In this crash course, you will hear simple explanations of these concepts by two blockchain experts, followed by a discussion about how these financial trends can play a role in a company’s capital structure.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Gain a simple understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Learn how blockchain and crypto might impact corporations generally and IR specifically
  • Understand why IR professionals need to take these new technologies seriously