Blythe Masters, the Wall Street maverick bringing the gospel of the blockchain to the big banks, is going to be advocating the benefits of the distributed ledger in the US capital next week. The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a Washington, DC‐based trade association representing the digital asset industry, announced that the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings will be a keynote speaker at the Chamber’s DC Blockchain Summit on March 3, 2016 at Georgetown University. Masters now also serves on the board of advisors for the lobby.
“The DC Blockchain Summit is a first of its kind event bringing the best and brightest from both industry and government to address the policy challenges facing this technology that has the power to positively disrupt,” said Perianne Boring, founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “We’re thrilled to have some of the most innovative speakers provide insight into this crucial and emerging innovation.”
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Masters’ Digital Asset Holdings recently announced a $50 million growth financing, which included ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASX Limited, BNP Paribas, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Citi, CME Ventures, Deutsche Börse Group, ICAP, J.P. Morgan, Santander InnoVentures, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and PNC Financial.
“Distributed Ledger Technology has the potential to solve real world financial problems and create operating and capital ef iciencies. However, in order to realize these benefits it is important to preserve the legal and regulatory protections afforded to participants in the existing financial system,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings. “The DC Blockchain Summit has developed an important platform to enhance the dialogue between policy makers and the industry to promote public trust and confidence in this new technology.”