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America’s Blockshow started with the debate Crypto vs Wall Street


The panel was led by the editor for TechCrunch, Mike Butcher, and featured five experts in finance and cryptocurrency including Jason Bloomberg, a renowned IT analysts and contributor at Forbes, Alex Mashinsky, Celsius Network’s CEO, and Rich Gupta, the Titan exchange’s CEO.

Rich Gupta tackled the first question, which sought to establish when Wall Street and crypto industries will merge, with the observation that the “mergence is happening right before us”.Gupta said that blockchain technology, as the driving force behind the cryptocurrency, is being employed by a notable number of companies. The Titan CEO went on to cite settlement processes and backend development as the major areas in which blockchain technology is being employed to advance various companies operations.

Alex Mashinsky brought about the importance of having well established financial institutions thoroughly familiarized with digital currencies and have the know-how to “interact with the technology.” He went on to assert that without this critical step, it’s hard for the crypto world to“have any progress”.

Mashinsky elaborated further by bringing his experience to the panel’s attention where he recalled the outcome of a research effort which brought 250 compliance officers from leading financial institutions. He brought up the striking revelation that there wasn’t any representative within the group that owned any digital asset.

Jason Bloomberg challenged Gupta’s view with the argument that cryptocurrencies’ “permissionless” nature makes them a “time bomb” and an “arm of organized crime” thus keeping Wall street away.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.