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HTS: Cloud Services and Software: Cryptocurrencies and Payment Platforms

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Susan Houchins

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Cloud Services and Software Subcommittee Present -


Cryptocurrencies and Payment Platforms

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central Time
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Mountain Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am PacificTime


Bitcoin was all over the news last year -- not for what it was or could be, but for its plunging price. But that was so 2018; it's a new year and the media has brighter and shinier things to cover. But that doesn't mean that Bitcoin and other digital currencies are any less revolutionary. 


Digital currency (a/k/a “cryptocurrency”) is the future of money, according to witnesses at a recent Congressional hearing. Not only will those currencies spur worldwide electronics payments platforms, they will afford people of the world broader access to financial systems and markets. To the extent backed by stable central banks, moreover, cryptocurrencies could reduce some of the risks that dominated the news of late. 


To play the obvious pun, the rise of digital currencies will not come without cost. There will be winners and losers throughout the ecosystem, whether it be investors, financial institutions, retailers, consumers, .... you name it. Upheaval is likely to be the order of the day, for years to come, as currency and financial markets are transformed. 


Join us, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 1 pm (Eastern), in a conversation with Frank Makrides, CEO of Tunnel Holdings, Inc., the proprietor of next-generation digital currencies and payment platforms. 


We expect webinar participants to learn about:

- Get a high-level technical overview of cryptocurrencies and payment platforms. 

- Learn about the benefits and pitfalls of business and consumer adoption of cryptocurrencies and payment platforms. 

- Gain an understanding of the financial institutions, governments and other major players in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. 


Frank Makrides, CEO, Tunnel Holdings Inc.

Frank’s experience ranges from being an early employee of startups like Gamesville.com that was acquired by Terra Lycos for $207M, to working at Fortune 500 companies like Cisco Systems and BAE Systems. He’s been a project engineer, manager and project leader for global initiatives for 20+ years. His many responsibilities in the field of defense/aerospace engineering include all program/project phases from conception through sustainment, team building, schedule and cost ownership. He holds patents and has been published. Frank holds PMI’s - Project Management Professional, Lean, & Six Sigma certifications. He started mining and investing in Bitcoin in 2012. This deep background in blockchain technologies led him to found BostonCrypto, one of the largest blockchain meetups in Boston. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Massachusetts

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