A Convergence of Blockchain and Financial Services
Distributed: Markets will bring together payments and financial services leaders and entrepreneurs driving the blockchain movement forward for a day of critical dialogue and networking at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta on February 27, 2017. With blockchain technology at the forefront of the fintech discussion for 2017 and Bitcoin prices soaring, collaboration between legacy institutions and blockchain innovators will be vital.
The Distributed: Markets Agenda will cover disruptive applications of Blockchain technology to the Payments and Financial Services industry and provide a blueprint for our industry in a period of tremendous disruption. We will feature 60+ Speakers during a day of conversation with main-stage and track keynote presentations, fireside chat interviews, compelling track session conversations, intimate roundtables and the latest and greatest product demos.
Networking & Coffee
General Session Keynotes
Optional Blockchain 101 - Introduction, Business Benefits & Key Technologies
Trade Clearing, Settlement and Reconciliation
Debt Markets and p2p Lending
Cap Table Management and Shareholder Administration
Engineering New Financial Products for Legacy Markets
Cross-border Transactions and Remittances
Rearchitecting Inter-banking Infrastructure
IoT, AI and Machine-to-machine Transactions
Next-generation Treasury Management
Emerging p2p Insurance Applications
Smart Contracts for Automated Claims Processing
Security, Risk Management and Sharing
Consensus Models and Industry Collaboration
Demos & Proof-of-Concept Projects
Special Feature: Enterprise Bitcoin Roundtable Discussions
The Payments Capital of the World
The Distributed: Markets meetings and presentations will take place at The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
It’s fitting that this historic event be held in market-driven Atlanta. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia has evolved to become the epicenter of a growing segment of the financial services industry, with 70 percent of U.S. financial transactions passing through Atlanta’s “transaction alley.”
Georgia fintech companies generate annual revenue of more than $72 billion, placing the state third in the nation, behind only New York and California.
Approximately 100 fintech companies are headquartered or have significant presence in Georgia with six of the 10 largest U.S. payment processing firms based in the state. These companies and others process over 118 billion transactions per year representing over $2 trillion of purchase volume, supporting nearly 4 million merchants.
Meet the New Faces of Money
Distributed: Markets will have 60+ speakers including:
The Distributed Event Series
“Ultimately, that’s what the Distributed: Trade conference was meant to do — spur ideas, communication, and meaningful connections between a diverse set of people that perhaps wouldn’t cross paths in their day to day operations.
“Yet it’s these collisions between technology and business that lead to the most meaningful breakthroughs.”
— Iliana Oris Valiente
Distributed: Markets Hack
Leading up to Distributed: Markets, we’ll host a hackathon focused on driving the convergence of blockchain and traditional financial services industry. Participants will have 24 hours to build and then demo an original Bitcoin or blockchain-powered application and winners will take a home a cash prize.
Dates, Location and Prizes TBA