Speaker: Don Shin – Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are hot topics- though few understand how they work. Learn enough about blockchain to understand what it is uniquely suited for within the context of social good- and equally important, what it is not. Also, learn about how to reduce risk when handling cryptocurrency as a non-profit- whether using it for payments or accepting cryptocurrency donations.
By the end of this talk, attendees will have:
* An introductory understanding of how blockchain works;
* An understanding of the inherent strengths and limitations of blockchain technology;
* Key considerations to bear in mind when handling cryptocurrency as a non-profit or accepting donated cryptocurrency.
Don Shin is the founder of CrossComm, an award-winning mobile, web, and immersive app development studio headquartered in Durham, NC. Under Mr. Shin's leadership, the Durham, NC-based company has been recognized as one of the leading mobile app developers in the region by clutch.co, and has been nationally recognized as the the Minority Technology Firm of the Year (2015) by the US Dept. of Commerce. In 2018, Mr. Shin became a code contributor to an open source cryptocurrency project; his current technology interests include Augmented Reality (AR) and finding smart enterprise uses for blockchain technology.