[VIRTUAL] Understanding the Blockchain and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  -  5:00 pm:  Speaker Presentation + Q&A
  -  6:00 pm:  Networking Opportunity (30 minutes)

CryptoCurrency often dominates the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) landscape and conversation, however, the Blockchain may be a better place to start the conversation. What is the Blockchain, how did it start, and why does it matter? Also, WTF is an NFT?

Join us as we scratch the surface to discuss the Blockchain and the myriad derivatives and other disruptive technologies that have popped up in its wake. Please help us welcome Brian Peganoff, Gaming Consultant/Advisor and Gabe Velasquez of Coinbase for an engaging fireside chat, moderated by DCA Partners’ Brent Haapanen. During this segment, our panelists will share their experiences and stories about the Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, and NFTs and how these topics affect us as business leaders and consumers.

Learning Objectives
Learn about the Blockchain: What is it? Where did it come from, and why does it matter?

Discuss how the blockchain affects local businesses and commerce.  What do businesses need to know about disruptive technologies such as Crypto Currencies and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Build foundational vocabulary and define common and emerging buzz words already in circulation.


Brent Haapanen

Managing Director
DCA Partners

Brian Peganoff

Gaming Consultant/Advisor
Third Time Entertainment, Inc.

Gabe Velasquez

Account Manager


1.00 CPE




Finance, Technical



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