Forbes Convenes Industry Leaders At Third- Annual Blockchain 50 Symposium: ‘Crypto Goes Corporate’

NEW YORK – March 31, 2021 – Forbes in the present day introduced its third-annual Blockchain 50 Symposium on April 13th, bringing collectively leaders from main world corporations in a sequence of discussions round using cryptocurrencies, and the way they’re being been made out there to tens of millions of consumers, creating actual efficiencies. Thanks partly to bitcoin’s wonderful surge, extra giant corporations than ever are constructing merchandise for cryptocurrency and utilizing the underlying blockchain know-how.

·          “Every year we see more large companies are offering Bitcoin transactions to hundreds of millions of customers and using blockchain to seize a competitive advantage, embracing the fruits of this new technology to solve real world problems,” mentioned Michael del Castillo, Forbes’ Associate Editor for Crypto and Blockchain. “This event convenes leaders from diverse industries, to explore how they are employing blockchain and keeping pace with the rapid rate of change.”

·          Amid the pandemic, using blockchain has accelerated quickly, with Bitcoin rising 300% in worth in 2020. Attendees will find out how the world’s high business leaders are utilizing blockchain to hurry up enterprise processes, enhance transparency and probably save billions of {dollars}.

·          Speakers embody:

o   Mariana Gomez de la Villa, Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director, ING

o   Pete Cherecwich, President, Corporate & Institutional Services, Northern Trust Corporation

o   Jeanine Hightower- Sellitto, CEO, Atomyze

o   Krelyne Andrew, Head of Sustainability, Dissolving Pulp, Sappi

o   Jennifer Peve, Managing Director, Business Innovation, DTCC

o   Umar Farooq, CEO, Onyx

o   Cuy Sheffield, Senior Director, Head of Crypto, Visa

o   Michael del Castillo, Associate Editor, Crypto & Blockchain, Forbes

o   Franck Le Moal, CIO, LVMH

o   Tom Jessop, President, Fidelity Digital Assets

o   Tim McCourt, Global Head and Managing Director, Equity and Alternative Investment Products, CME Group

o   Michael Saylor, CEO, Microstrategy

o   Dr. Geoff Jiang, President, Intelligent Technology Business Group, Ant Group

o   Steve Ehrlich, Director of Research, Digital Assets, Forbes

·          The Symposium follows the February publication of Forbes’ 2021 Blockchain 50, a compilation of the highest 50 corporations which might be main the pack using distributed ledger know-how. To uncover extra from the total Forbes Blockchain 50 package deal together with examinations into its software in vitality and healthcare, please go to: Forbes Blockchain 50: Cashing In On Bitcoin Mania

For extra data on this occasion, or to register to attend, go to: here.

To be part of the dialog on-line, comply with: #BLOCKCHAIN50.

To keep up to date on Forbes’ Blockchain protection, enroll here for Forbes’ Blockchain publication, Crypto Confidential.

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Christina Vega at cvega@forbes.com

Jocelyn Swift at jswift@forbes.com

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