*WEBINAR* Blockchain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

*WEBINAR* Blockchain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Date(s) - 20/02/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join us on February 20, 2019 for the second webinar in our Blockchain series!

Blockchain: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In the last decade, a strange trait has become ingrained in crypto-culture: any criticism is shot down as “FUD”, or “fear, uncertainty, doubt”. But in a self-governing system without middlemen, thinking critically is both smart and necessary.

Blockchain’s upsides almost always have downsides: wealth can be redistributed or consolidated. Startups get new funding, but so do illegal nuclear programs. Immutability keeps digital identities safe, but it can also permanently store illicit material. 

In this presentation, technologist Kimberly Koenig presents both sides of the coin.

You’ll leave better-equipped to understand and discuss blockchain’s good and bad, whether the topic comes up over drinks or during your next big job interview.

While no prior knowledge is necessary, we recommend watching the Blockchain Buzz first for some extra background.


Sign-up for the rest of the series too!

Webinar 1: The Blockchain Buzz: What Tech Ladies Need to Know
January 23, 2019

With Bitcoin constantly in the news, a single Bitcoin breaking $20,000, and articles about people buying virtual “Cryptokitties” with Ethereum, it seems cryptocurrency has finally gone mainstream. It was a process over eight years in the making, but now’s the perfect time to dig in. It’s easier than ever to buy cryptocurrency, and it’s a space that’s especially ripe for Tech Ladies, from Blockchain development to startup funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

In this 101-level webinar, technologist Kimberly Koenig breaks down how Blockchain works, then goes beyond to the broader social and technological implications. We’ll discuss how it’s revolutionizing multiple industries and you’ll leave not just with a handle on the basics, but better prepared for discussing, investing, and even pursuing a career in this exciting space.

Webinar 3: Can Blockchain Save The World?
March 20, 2019

News headlines and blockchain advocates frequently make bold claims about what the tech is capable of, from solving climate change and global warming to ending poverty and straight-up saving the world. 

Since blockchain is really just a special kind of database, it absolutely has broad applications to almost every field imaginable, from evangelism and energy to IoT and identity. But, as with any technology, it has benefits and limitations.

In this presentation, technologist Kimberly Koenig addresses blockchain’s real-world applications, future possibilities, and pragmatic limitations.

You’ll leave better equipped to think critically and pick apart blockchain fact from fiction when the next big headline hits about how it’s saving the world.

While no prior knowledge is necessary, we recommend watching the Blockchain Buzz first for some extra background.


Kimberly Koenig is a technologist with a computer science background and 5+ years of industry experience at companies like Microsoft. Her tech and writing chops are her superpowers. She loves pairing analytical and creative skills to break down complex concepts like blockchain, and she’s passionate about closing the cryptocurrency gender gap.

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