On Thursday, 29 September, fintech pioneer Barry Silbert will speak on “Blockchain Technology and the Digital Currency Revolution” at the UPS Speaker Series. The live broadcast from Founders’ Auditorium at UPS headquarters in Atlanta will be 0930 to 1045 EDT.
UPS CIO Juan Perez will join Barry Silbert, founder of Digital Currency Group, for a fireside chat on the blockchain revolution – and the dramatic ways it could change logistics and many other industries in the future.
Barry is one of the most prolific angel investors in blockchain technology with investments in more than 50 blockchain-related companies, including BitGo, BitPay, BitPagos, BitPesa, Chain, Circle, Coinbase, Gyft, Kraken, Ripple Labs, TradeBlock, Unocoin and Xapo.
Before founding Digital Currency Group, Barry founded SecondMarket, a platform that enables private companies and investment funds to raise capital more efficiently and provide liquidity to their stakeholders by simplifying complex transaction workflows, streamlining investor onboarding and verifying that investors are accredited. SecondMarket has received numerous accolades in recent years including being named by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and has received honors from Forbes, Fast Company, Deloitte and other organizations.
Barry has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by both Ernst & Young and Crain’s, and selected to Fortune’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. Barry also worked as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey and graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.
UPSers and UPS customers are invited to attend in person or by registering for the TalkPoint webcast. For those unable to attend in real time, the webcast will be archived for playback for up to one year.