Space and Blockchain, A “Thursdays on the Block” Online Panel
The Blockchain Center hosts a weekly webcast event, “Thursdays on the Block“. The New Space Economy was the centralizing topic de jour for a panel of experts that included Harumi Urata-Thompson, who appeared as CEO and Co-Founder of celestialdata.
This week’s panel discussion, “Space and Blockchain” was held with deeply experienced knowledge experts and entrepreneurs who operate at the intersection of Space (as in Outer Space) and emerging enabling technologies like blockchain.
Appearing on the panel alongside Harumi were Grant Blaisdell and Samuel Reid. Grant Blaisdell is an early innovator in applying blockchain technology to various industries, having co-founded the leading Blockchain Analytics and AML company Confirm and the marketplace for digital Space assets, Copernic Space.
Samuel Reid is a mathematician, business executive, inventor, and STEM polymath, having been the Chief Blockchain Engineer of the world’s first government regulated cryptocurrency exchange, the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange. He was CEO of Clean Crude Corporation and GeometricLabs Corporation and is also part of the Space Exploration Branch of the Canadian Space Agency as a member of the Signature Technology Consultation Committee.
Engaging in a lively conversation, the panel addressed issues like:
How do you get involved in the New Space Economy?
What can we learn about New Space Economy startup trajectories?
What about the New Space Economy startup ecosystem is different?
When and how do you fundraise in the New Space Economy ecosystem?
The online event was hosted by the Blockchain Center as part of its weekly “Thursdays on the Block” webcast panel discussion.
Blockchain Center Expert Panel Webinar: “Enterprise Blockchain”
Harumi Urata-Thompson’s homebase is New York City, the world’s leading financial center. It was natural for Harumi to reference fintech as examples of enterprise use of blockchain. In a time of COVID-19, people are using virtual means of communication and come from many different homebases. Accordingly, the panel of experts that included Harumi related enterprise blockchain to other areas like medtech. The lively webinar discussion on Enterprise Blockchain focused around addressing questions like:
At what point can we say a certain technology is truly adopted? Is it when most solution providers consider this as part of the product? Or when the majority of end users have switched?
What is the best use case of this technology? Is personal data one of them?
Presenting alongside Harumi Urata-Thompson were respected peers, Manny Alicandro, NYC attorney and former candidate for New York Attorney General and NYC Public Advocate, Brian J. Esposito, Founder & President of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, a holding company with 20+ years of taking a company’s vision and launching successfully into market, Radhika Iyengar, Founding Partner at StarChain Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture studio focused on the convergence of advanced technologies and enterprise blockchain expert, and Xenia Vyazemskaya, co-founder of It Takes Two content marketing and PR firm for startups in fintech and digital assets.
The webinar was moderated by Peter Borovykh, who made his name in finance and created groundbreaking algorithmic trading strategies that quantifies market sentiment and leverages market participant emotion.