HU to host ‘Shred the System’ Cryptocurrency, Blockchain conference

Interested in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology?

Then you can’t miss Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s, Shredding the System: Driving the Crypto and Blockchain Revolution conference, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 2.

The brightest minds and biggest innovators in their fields will convene to explore business strategies, the future of finance, investment strategies, gaming, entrepreneurship, cyber threats, and other hot topics – all from a blockchain/crypto-centric perspective, during this two-track, virtual conference.

Attendees will network with experts and enthusiasts to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of cryptocurrency, bitcoin, and blockchain on our lives and your place in the crypto universe.

Following opening remarks by HU President Dr. Eric Darr and the HU Steering Committee, the day’s events include:  

Track #1: Regulating Cryptocurrency 10:15-11 a.m.

Speakers will include:

  • Stuart Russell, Partner at Nelson Mullins.
  • Richard Levin, Partner and Chair of the FinTech Regulation Practice at Nelson Mullins.
  • Gerard Dache, founder of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA).
  • Frank Gilligan, Counsel, Dickinson Wright.
  • (Moderator) Michael Hussey, Dean, Widener University Commonwealth Law School.

Track #2 Investing in Crypto 10:15-11 a.m.

Speakers will include:

  • Jimmy Vallee, Managing Director, Valhil Capital, LLC.
  • Farooq Anjum, Harrisburg University Professor.
  • (Moderator) Alexander D. Langan Esq., Langan Financial Group, LLC and Adjunct Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School/ Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Messiah University.
  • Dennis O’Neill, CEO, O’Neill Capital Advisors.

Session #2

Track #1 Cryptocurrency and Cyber Threats 11:15 a.m. to noon

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Christopher Smithmeyer, Co-founder of BlackWallet LTD, and Vice President of International Affairs at Brav Online conflict Management. 
  • William Coleman, principal architect of attest services to support cryptocurrency investment funds for Cohen & Company, the largest auditor of cryptocurrency investment funds in the U.S.
  • John Bridge, President, Trust Stamp, Government Security. 
  • (Moderator) Dr. Terrill Frantz, HU eBusiness and Cyber Security Professor.

Track #2 Global Financial Inclusion Using Central Bank Currency (CBDC) 11:15 a.m. to noon

Speakers will include:

  • Tom Meredith, Found/CEO, UberFi.
  • Dave Uhryniak, Blockchain Strategy Director, TRON, a leading blockchain platform throughout the Asia Pacific.
  • Dr. Amjad Umar, HU Director of E-Business/Professor of E-Business.
  • Jon Ungerland, CIO- Information & Innovatioon, DaLand LLC.

For more information and to register for the Shredding the System: Driving the Crypto and Blockchain Revolution conference, visit the following link.


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