Join us for the EEA Ethereum 7th Anniversary Special
Ethereum is turning 7 this month! The EEA is hosting this 90-minute, virtual special to celebrate many of Ethereum’s contributors and key milestones over the past seven years, and what makes the platform a unique and valuable business tool.
How Ethereum and Web3 Will Transform Business and Commerce
A conversation between Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute and business technology consultant; and Dan Burnett, EEA Executive Director
Ethereum History and Heroes
A look at the history of Ethereum with Grant Hummer, Ethereum Investor; and Adam McBride, NFT Archeologist; moderated by Ken Fromm, EEA Director of Education and Development
Ken, Grant, and Adam will discuss the key milestones, decisions, and the many heroes who have played a role in making Ethereum the largest and most secure transactional network. As an added attraction, they will also explore a number of historical NFTs.
A Conversation with Top Builders on Why Ethereum is Special
Featuring Karen Scarbrough, BP; Tegan Kline, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Edge & Node (the initial team behind The Graph); Tom Lyons, EEA, and a panel of Ethereum developers and business leaders
Special appearances from members of the Ethereum community who will share their memories, a-ha moments, and what they are looking forward to for Ethereum, including:
- Christine Perry, VP Global Solutions Engineering, SKALE Networks
- Antoni Martin, Co-founder, Polygon Hermez and PolygonID
- Atsushi Ishii, CEO, Couger
- Austin Griffith, Web Developer, Ethereum Foundation
- John Whelan, Managing Director of Digital Assets, Director of Innovation, and Head of Santander Blockchain Lab, Banco Santander
- Pooja Ranjan, Founder, EtherWorld, and Herder-in-Chief, Ethereum Cat Herders
- Tegan Kline, Co-founder and Head of Business, Edge & Node
Blockchain Research Institute
Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 18 books,including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages. In 2016, with his son Alex, he co-authored the global best seller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, now translated into 20 languages.
EEA Executive Director
With over two decades of experience in web and Internet standards, Burnett brings to the EEA his extensive network and a stellar reputation as an action-oriented leader helping leaders build business ecosystems as well as the standards needed to drive interoperability and adoption. Prior to the EEA, he served as Blockchain Standards Architect at ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused blockchain organization, and an EEA member company, where he developed standards that enabled businesses to take advantage of blockchain’s potential.
Angel Investor in Ethereum
Grant discovered Ethereum in 2015 while working as a software developer in San Francisco. He fell in love with it quickly and started the San Francisco Ethereum Developers Meetup, which has grown to thousands of Ethereum developers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently is an angel investor focusing on investing in Ethereum and the Ethereum ecosystem.
Adam is responsible for the rediscovery of numerous historic projects dating from the early days of NFTs. It’s his current thesis that NFTs will massively impact human culture, resulting in these early NFTs holding a unique — and valuable — place for collectors.
Senior Technology Associate, BP
Karen Scarbrough is a Senior Technology Associate at BP where she drives blockchain and cryptocurrency strategy and leads external teams in Web3 proof of concepts. She is one of the few business executives with experience coding token sale smart contracts while addressing purchaser whitelisting, token distribution, and allocation services. She is a passionate advocate for the future of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cryptography and privacy and is a frequent speaker on DeFi and its transformational effect on business and commerce.
Co-Founder and Head of Business at Edge & Node
Tegan Kline is helping to ensure a vibrant decentralized future. The Graph is Edge & Node’s first protocol, an indexing and query protocol organizing the world’s open blockchain data and making open data a public good. Tegan helps leaders and innovators connect more deeply with stakeholders across the blockchain ecosystem. Tegan made Forbes 30 under 30’s class of 2022. She is the former International Business Development Manager and OXT Relations Lead for Orchid, an A16z and Sequoia backed blockchain company that created tools and protocols for users to obtain digital freedom and an open and accessible internet. Tegan began her career on Wall Street in Investment Banking at BAML and, prior to discovering blockchain, worked in Sales and Trading at Barclays.