On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will be presenting "How Blockchain is changing the world as we know it". This free live streamed event, hosted by YWCA Pasadena Foothill-Valley’s Board President Angeline Chen, will feature a panel of experts including Octavio Herrera, COO of Lucid Sight; Leslie Katz, Member of Clark Hill PLC; Jor Law, Blockchain Consultant; and Gary Leland, founder of the BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference.
Angeline Chen will serve as the moderator and the panelists will dive into topics such as whether bitcoin will be more valuable than gold, what role videogames play on mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, which industries might be disrupted by blockchain, and what regulations affect Cryptocurrency.
Octavio Herrera is a technology entrepreneur with a successful track record of starting and selling companies. He is a co-founder of Lucid Sight, Inc., a Los Angeles based software company that develops blockchain games and game technology; a seed investor and Board Member at App Onboard, Inc.; an early investor in Bird; and a cofounder of Jirbo, Inc one of the first iPhone gaming companies.
Leslie R. Katz is a Member in Clark Hill's Government & Regulatory Affairs practice. She focuses on government law and policy and regularly interacts with state agencies. Leslie helps optimize the political, legal, community, and business contexts in which her clients operate. Her ability to provide strategic counsel—for startups to Fortune 500 companies and public entities—comes from her diverse experiences in the public and private sectors. Leslie has served as the regional vice president of regulatory affairs for a Fortune 250 energy-services company and held executive roles with technology companies. She was involved in the Pacific Carbon Exchange's inception and held the role of executive vice president of policy. She regularly speaks on blockchain, regulatory matters, public policy topics, and on infrastructure, economic development, community relations, leadership development, and technology-related issues.
Jor Law is a pioneer in building out the ecosystem for digitizing and trading securities on the blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. A finance and securities attorney, he is most well-known for his expertise in secured lending and alternative finance, including EB-5, venture capital, crowdfunding, and tokenized securities, including initial coin offerings (ICOs) or security token offerings (STOs). He co-founded VerifyInvestor.com which was the dominant accredited investor verification service in the world at the time it was acquired. A trusted consultant/adviser to technology companies primarily in regtech, fintech, and crypto, Jor has advised prominent companies such as tZERO, Polymath, and Prime Trust. Within the crypto space, he’s most passionate about securities regulations affecting tokens, identity for regulatory purposes vs privacy and anonymity, and cross-ledger or cross-chain technologies.
Gary Leland is a businessman, entrepreneur, and media personality. He produces several shows in the cryptocurrency sphere including the Crypto Cousins Podcast, the 4 Minute Crypto Show, The What Is Bitcoin Podcast, the Railroaded Podcast and the BitBlockBoom Podcast. He also founded the BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference in Dallas Texas in 2018. In 2019, Gary became an advisor and part owner of GiveBitcoin.io, and SwanBitcoin.com which allow users to buy and invest bitcoin. In March of 2020 Gary accepted the role of Executive Vice President of podcasting for Biz Talk Radio.
The event is free to join, but donations are welcome and will support TechGYRLS®. The YWCA Glendale and YWCA Pasadena’s TechGYRLS® program seeks to empower young girls in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields, particularly for underrepresented girls. TechGYRLS® is a place to dream, explore new ideas, learn new skills, and be creative through STEAM activities. During COVID-19, our TechGYRLS® programs will be offered virtually through YWCA organized or partner organized events. Find out more information about the program at https://www.glendaleywca.org/techgyrls/.
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