Fordham Fintech Network (FiN) Presents: Blockchain and Fintech representatives from Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG, Accenture, and ConsenSys at Barclays Rise
Location: Barclays Rise, Innovation lab in partnership with Barclays
Date and Time: February 23rd from 6PM – 8PM
Sign up begins next Friday, January 27, 2017! Only 65 available RSVPs that will be available through our newsletter. You must join the club to receive our newsletter and RSVP.
On February 23rd 2017 Fordham Fintech Network is bringing together the leaders of the blockchain world and the leaders of professional services. Each of the Big 4 Professional services firms have their own blockchain or distributed ledger teams to service their clients and to better develop the technology within their firm. The Big 4 firms have become a connecting piece between the blockchain companies to the banks or firms that want to implement the technology. Accenture also has a blockchain team with heavy research on its practicalities and connects the blockchain firms to clients. ConsenSys is the leading blockchain developing and consulting firm that builds decentralized applications on the Ethereum Blockchain while consulting with enterprises to construct blockchain systems to meet their specific needs.
Blockchain is a leading technology and a sector within Fintech. Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be used for payments and to transfer value between users. The underlying technology of Bitcoin is blockchain, or a distributed ledger. Since the Bitcoin Blockchain creation, more blockchains have been created to meet specifications of different industries or purposes. The Ethereum blockchain being the second largest contains an open source programming language that allows for dApps, or decentralized applications, to be built by developers. The Ethereum blockchain has opened the technology to be applied to many more industries and utilizes “smart contracts”.
Fordham Fintech Network aims to involve and connect Fordham MBA/Masters/Undergraduate students with the Fintech industry and its professionals in a learning and professional environment. We encourage you to participate in our events and offer you the skillset to be attractive candidates for the growing industry and job opportunities.
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