IBM's Head of Blockchain Is About To Livestream a Q&AMay 15, 2018, 7:51AM
Jesse Lund hosts a Youtube Q&A tomorrow. He is an advocate for global blockchain adoption and recently led IBM into a partnership with Stellar.
Jesse Lund, the Head of Blockchain and Digital Currency at IBM, has announced that he will be answering questions on a YouTube live stream tomorrow. The live stream can be viewed on YouTube on May 15th at 1 pm EST. Questions can be left on the Bitcoin subreddit ahead of time.
Lund has worked closely with banks and other financial institutions and sought to increase worldwide adoption of blockchain technology. Most recently, he led IBM into a partnership with Stellar, a competitor to Ripple. Both coins are designed to replace banks for international payments and currency conversion. Lund also has prior experience in the financial industry; before joining IBM, he worked for Wells Fargo in a variety of executive positions.
IBM Blockchain has made significant strides in blockchain adoption in recent months. Several corporate entities are already building projects on IBM's blockchain platform. New features and security patches are continually under development -- IBM recently filed a patent that will make it more feasible for low-power IoT devices to participate in proof-of-work systems.
Blockchain is a broad category of technology that includes more than just cryptocurrency and offers countless possibilities. It is not just for financial transactions; blockchain can also be used to track objects in supply chains, manage secure records, and perform audits, and build trust. Even as regulators increase restrictions on cryptocurrency, blockchain technology is beginning to thrive in the corporate world.
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