Blockchain Technology – Much More Than a Cryptocurrency Conversation

May 17, 2022

Unless you are impervious to media, your news feeds and media streams are filled with all things Blockchain these days. Much of that conversation speaks to the rapid use of cryptocurrencies ––and with the cryptocurrency adoption curve being the fastest in human history, these conversations are warranted.

That said, Blockchain technology is a much bigger opportunity and discussion space. “Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible (a house, car, cash, land) or intangible (intellectual property, patents, copyrights, branding). Virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded on a blockchain network, reducing risk and cutting costs for all involved.” – IBM

To help shed some light on the breath of Blockchain thinking across our community, VentureLabs has convened a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Blockchain. We will examine the technology itself and examples of Blockchain applications in our midst.

Topics covered

  • A brief history of Blockchain
  • Recent game-changing applications
  • The future of Blockchain applications and leaders


Hussein Hallak – Blockchain and Digital Asset Thought Leader. Founder and CEO of Next Decentrum. Recognized as one of 30 Vancouver tech thought-leaders and influencers to follow. Featured in Forbes, BBC, BetaKit, Entrepreneur, DailyHive, Notable, and CBC. He is the author of the Blockchain Masterclass available online.

Marni Rabasso – Marni is a Venture Labs EiR, Blockchain thinker and seasoned, high-growth software executive with a track record of building high-performance teams that drive technology commercialization.

Chuck Hamilton – Chief Learning Officer at MeetAmi and a Venture Labs EiR – Chuck’s work includes leadership in Learning Technology, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Transformation, Open Talent, Startup Coaching and Executive Advisor roles.

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