November 12 - 13, 2020
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Thursday, November 12 • 11:55am - 12:40pm
Open Source Blockchain’s Emerging Role as the Platform for Digital Currencies - Karen Ottoni, Hyperledger & Makoto Takemiya, Soramitsu

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As momentum builds for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and other peer-to-peer payment models, those on the front line of such projects are managing myriad technology and business challenges. After all, a digital currency requires the support and engagement of a wide ecosystem of consumers, regulators and companies. Trust, transparency and security are both business and technology requirements. And what open source blockchain is helping to deliver in a growing number of projects. In this talk, Hyperledger’s Karen Ottoni will be joined by Makoto Takemiya of Soramitsu for an in-depth discussion of the Bakong retail payment project from the National Bank of Cambodia. The conversation will cover - Details on the business and tech drivers shaping this and other open source, blockchain-based projects like the Digital Dollar Project - The role of open source development in ensuring buy-in from key players and widespread access for end users - The value of transparency from the code level up to the transaction level

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Karen Ottoni

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
Karen Ottoni is the Director of Ecosystem for Hyperledger. She plays an active role in building the diverse ecosystem of innovative companies developing and implementing enterprise blockchain in various industries. Her areas of emphasis include international development, women in... Read More →
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Makoto Takemiya

CEO, Soramitsu
Makoto Takemiya is a co-founder and Group CEO of Soramitsu. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively engages in research. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is currently working... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 11:55am - 12:40pm EST
Open Projects (Business) Theater