Government Blockchain Association

On Tuesday, August 10, the Senate voted 69-30 to approve a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.  A reaction to this historic piece of legislation is now rippling through the blockchain community. What, exactly, will this bill do to cryptocurrency adoption, mining, and governance? At the same time, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has announced they will begin accepting cryptocurrency as legal tender. A clash is looming in the distance, and it’s gaining momentum.

Legislators, regulators, and administrators are faced with two brutal realities. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are racing past exiting laws and regulations at a breakneck speed. At the same time elected, and appointed officials are not sufficiently knowledgeable to craft effective legislation and regulations.

Regulating this industry is a challenging task because it strikes at the heart of economic development, national sovereignty, and global competitiveness. Blockchain traverses the balance between individual liberties and government control.

The issues related to this technology do not fall across traditional right and left boundaries, and they challenge paradigms related to the bedrock of financial systems, technology, and governance.

Blockchain & Infrastructure

Educational Seminar & Evening Reception

for Government Legislators, Regulators, and Administrators

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Educational Seminar

Blockchain & Infrastructure

GBA will host a 2-Day Educational Seminar

Blockchain & Infrastructure, a 2-Day Hybrid event, will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology, government use cases, and the legal, regulatory, economic, and governance implications.

During this course attendees will:

  • Be Introduced to the history and underlying drivers of bitcoin and blockchain technology.
  • Discuss why cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are important.
  • Learn a basic understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
  • Explore legal and regulatory considerations.
  • Discuss blockchain use cases, benefits, and risks.

This event will also discuss the impact of blockchain and cryptocurrency on governments.

Topics will include:

  • Government vs governance, a new paradigm
  • Impact of blockchain & cryptocurrency on state and local governance
  • Impact of blockchain & cryptocurrency on national governance, and international relations

The Educational Seminar will be a blended event with both in-person and online participation. Participants can network with other in-person and online attendees via a conference networking app.

Full Schedule

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Monday, September 27, 2021

9:00 AM Welcome & Intro Why this seminar, associations & stakeholders, and scope
9:20 AM Why is Blockchain Important Jobs, Investments. Competitiveness, & Security
9:40 AM History & Drivers The new era of digital records
2008 Financial Crash
Bitcoin whitepaper
Early adoption
– Crypto
– Blockchains
10:00 AM Blockchain Basics (How it works) Blockchain Technology
– Bitcoin
– Etherum
– Smart contracts
– Public vs Private Blockchains
10:40 AM Break
11:00 AM Blockchain Use Cases – 1 • Asset Management
• Banking
• Budget, Accountability, & Transparency
• Communications
• Credentials, Licensing & Permitting
• Gaming
• Healthcare
• Identity Management
• Intellectual Property
11:30 AM Blockchain Use Cases – 2 • Land Titling
• Law Enforcement
• Public Works / Utilities
• Security
• Smart Cities
• Supply Chain
• Sustainability
• Transportation
• Voting
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Threats & Risks Associated with Blockchain

Old Risk (Hacking & Theft, Money Laundering, Illegal Drug Distribution, Human Trafficking, State-Sponsored Terrorism. Fraud)

New Risks (Technical, Scalability, Unmet Expectations, / Hype Fatigue, Loss of Investment, Uncertain Regulatory Environment, Loss of global competitiveness)

1:40 PM Bitcoin Blockchain Protocol Ledgers, Cryptography (SHA-256), Transactions, Blocks
Miners, Proof of Work Consensus, Replication
2:20 PM Break
2:40 PM Enterprise Blockchain Protocols Private Permissioned Blockchains
3:20 PM Advance Blockchain Protocols IOTA, Hashgraph / DAG, Tapestry, TON
4:00 PM Movement of Value New Definition of Money
Tokens
– Security, Utility, Currencies
Monetary Ecosystems (Technology, Business Framework, Economic / Tokenomic  Framework & Regulatory Framework)
4:40 PM Intro to Smart Contracts DAOs, DeFI
5:00 PM Using Cryptocurrency, Tokens, Coins, & Ledgers Wallets (Hardware, Paper, Software, Hosted)
Exchanges (regulated, decentralized)
5:40 PM Wrap Up
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
9:00 AM State & Local Adoption State & Local
9:20 AM Blockchain Adoption National & Global
10:00 AM Cryptocurrency Adoption Blockchain & Crypto Project Investments
10:40 AM Break
11:20 AM Regulatory Impact Jurisdictions, Privacy, and AML/KYC
12:20 PM Security National Security, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Economic Impact Mining, Jobs, Taxation, Economic Development, Monitory Policy, and Fiscal Policy
3:00 PM Government Initiatives Elections, Campaigns, Budget, Accountability & Transparency, Land Titling, Regulator Dashboards
3:40 PM Break
4:00 PM Open Discussion
5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Government Employees May Attend the

Educational Seminar

FOR FREE

(This DOES NOT INCLUDE the Evening Reception)

An Evening at the

Whittemore House

A Catered Event

Tuesday Evening

September 28th

Join legislators, regulators, administrators, blockchain associations, and industry leaders for a catered evening reception in one of Washington’s most prestigious and luxurious venues,

The Whittemore House.

This beautiful mansion has been at the hub of Washington, DC history and politics for decades.

Designed and built for Sarah Adams Whittemore, a direct descendent of John and Henry Adams,

the Whittemore House has been home to members of congress, business tycoons, and cabinet secretaries.

AN EVENING AT THE WHITTEMORE HOUSE

Location: Washington, DC 

Dates: September 28, 2021

Tickets:  $99-$149

Questions?  Email:  kathy.dache@gbaglobal.org

Reservations

Blockchain & Infrastructure

Educational Seminar

Virtual and In-person Educational Seminar

Dates: September 27 & 28

Location: Washington, DC & Online

Government Employees May Attend the Educational Seminar
FOR FREE
(This DOES NOT INCLUDE the Evening Reception)

This educational seminar provides participants with a

fundamental understanding of blockchain technology,

government use cases, and the

legal, regulatory, economic, and governance implications.

FAQ

Make Your Reservation To Attend

Online or In-person Blockchain Foundation Course

Purchase Tickets to the Evening Reception at Whittemore House

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FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, September 27, 2021

9:00 AM 9:10 AM Welcome & Intro Why this seminar, assocations & stakeholders, and scope Gerard Dache Philip Andreae
9:10 AM 9:20 AM Why is Blockchain Important Jobs, Investments. Competitevness, & Security Bryant Nielson
9:20 AM 9:30 AM History & Drivers The new era of digital records
2008 Financial Crash
Bicoin whitepaper
Early adoption
– Crypto
– Blockchains
Scott Stornetta
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Blockchain Basics (How it works) Blockchain Technology
– Bitcoin
– Etherum
– Smart contracts
– Public vs Private Blockchains
Scott Stornetta
10:00 AM 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM 10:31 AM
Blockchain Use Cases
Overview Robert Perry
10:31 AM 10:42 AM Banking and Capital Markets Paul Dowding
10:42 AM 10:53 AM Identity Management Shiv Aggarwal
10:53 AM 11:05 AM Energy Doug Miller
11:05 AM 11:16 AM Gaming Tara Sue Myers
11:16 AM 11:27 AM Healthcare Marquis Allen
11:27 AM 11:38 AM Land Titling John Dean Markunas
11:38 AM 11:50 AM Smart Cities Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes
11:50 AM 12:50 PM Lunch
12:50 PM 1:10 PM Blockchain and Elections Remote Ballot Delivery, Marking, & Return Philip Andreae
1:10 PM 1:50 PM Bitcoin Blockchain Protocol Ledgers, Cryptography (SHA-256), Transactions, Blocks
Miners, Proof of Work Consensus, Replication
Gerard Dache
1:50 PM 2:30 PM Enterprise Blockchain Protocols Enterprise Blockchains (Permissioned) Bryant Nielson
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Break
2:50 PM 3:03 PM
Advance Blockchain Platforms
FreeTon Eugene Morozov
3:03 PM 3:16 PM Dragonchain Trey Rutledge
3:16 PM 3:30 PM Government Business Blockchain Platform (GBBP) Mark Waser
3:30 PM 4:10 PM Movement of Value New Defination of Money
Tokens
– Security, Utility, Currencies
– NFTs
Monetary Ecosystems (Technology, Business Framework, Economic / Tokenomic Framework & Regulatory Framework)
Eric Guthrie/Jim Liew
4:10 PM 4:30 PM Intro to Smart Contracts DAOs, DeFI Eric Guthrie/Jim Liew
4:30 PM 5:10 PM Using Cryptocurrency, Tokens, Coins, & Ledgers Wallets (Hardware, Paper, Software, Hosted), Exchanges (regulated, decentralized) Mark Waser
5:10 PM 5:30 PM Blockchain: The Big Picture What it all means Charles Hoskinson

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 

9:00 AM 9:20 AM State & Local Adoption State & Local Amelia Powers Gardner Lee Bratcher
9:20 AM 10:00 AM National Adoption National & Global Gabriella Kusz
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Cryptocurrency Adoption Blockchain & Crypto Project Investments Nabeel Malik
10:40 AM 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM 12:20 PM Regulatory Impact Jurisdictions, Privacy, and AML/KYC Mark Montoya
12:20 PM 1:00 PM Blockchain and Healthcare Deep Dive Pradeep Goel
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Economic Impact Mining, Jobs, Taxation, Economic Development, Monitary Policy, and Fiscal Policy Mark Montoya
3:00 PM 3:20 PM
Starting Blockchain Government Projects
Starting Governemnt Projects – 1 Michael Peckham
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Starting Governemnt Projects – 2 Tom Plunkett
3:40 PM 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM 4:20 PM Continuing Education Don Tapscott
Eric Guthrie
Bryan Talebi
4:20 PM 5:00 PM Open Discussion Mike Wise
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Announcements/Final Thoughts Gerard Dache Bryant Neilson

 

Evening Reception 

6:30 PM 10:30 PM Room Hosts
7:00 PM 8:00 PM Meet the Founders Scott Stornetta, Charles Hoskinson
8:30 PM 9:30 PM Fintech Round Table Gabriella Kusz, Mark Montoya
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Gaming Tara Sue Myers
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Elections Amelia, Philip, Eugene
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Hemp & Cannabis Joel Stangeland
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Legal & Regulatory Todd White, Tom Goldstein, Tatiana Revoredo
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Sustainability Eric Casinga