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HTS Webinar: The Internet of Money: How Cryptocurrency is Utilized, Protected and Valued
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HTS: Fintech and Blockchain subcommittee webinar: The Internet of Money: How Cryptocurrency is Utilized, Protected and Valued

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Susan Houchins

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Fintech and Blockchain


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The Internet of Money: How Cryptocurrency is Utilized, Protected and Valued

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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




Blockchains are secure, verifiable, distributed databases that create the foundation for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrencies have captured media attention due to their wild pricing swings at the hands of speculative investors, these digital assets have come a long way from the early days of the Dark Web. Cryptocurrencies are the foundation for new funding mechanisms, such as initial coin offerings (ICOs), as well as ambitious initiatives led by world tech giants towards a unified digital world currency, as exemplified by Facebook’s Libra Blockchain initiative. This webinar will focus on the potential of Cryptocurrency to create the future “Internet of Money”: who are the key players, what are the application areas, what type of IP rights have been created, and how can these digital assets be valued.

Learning outcomes:

• Common applications and use-cases for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency
• The current Blockchain patent landscape in the US and abroad, with a focus on cryptocurrency and fintech
• Coins and Tokens: definitions and regulatory environment
• Valuation approaches in Token Presales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): case studies 


Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group

Efrat Kasznik is President of Foresight Valuation Group and a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Efrat is a Silicon-Valley based valuation and intellectual property expert with two decades of consulting experience, focusing on assisting IP holders across industries with the creation, commercialization, and monetization of their intangible assets. She helps clients, ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, with IP and business valuations in support of licensing deals, IP and technology acquisitions, M&A transactions, financial reporting, strategic planning, and fundraising. She frequently serves as a testifying expert in disputes involving IP and startup valuations and damages. Efrat served as Chair of the High-Tech Sector – LES USA-Canada and has been recognized as one of the top IP strategists in the world by IAM every year since 2013.

Samir Raiyani, CEO, Dolcera

Samir has been an inventor, technologist and entrepreneur for over a decade now. He is currently the CEO of Dolcera, a global knowledge services company serving some of world’s largest companies in life sciences, high tech, manufacturing and consumer goods sectors. A founder of healthcare startup MediSpark (acquired by iScribe Inc), he has also worked as a Director at SAP Research in Palo Alto. He has over a dozen patent applications to his name in various areas of software engineering and business methods. Samir has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an EE undergraduate degree.  

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