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Web3 & HOU: Demystifying the Web3 Space Panel I

February 21 @ 18:00 - 19:00 CST

Join us to learn more about Web3 and its numerous applications.

This speaker series features experts in the Web3 space, discussing themes such as:

  • The purpose of Web3
  • Challenges & Opportunities of building on a decentralized platform
  • Why Web3 is relevant today
  • How to build a Web3 business in Houston;
  • How to build a Web3 community and onboard more people onto Web3 in Houston;
  • Why Texas is a perfect place for a Web3 business
  • Metaverse (DeFi, Metaverse, Digital Artwork)
  • Web3 to IRL: Discussions on why Web3 is beneficial in various real-world applications, difficulties that are bridging web3 to the real world, benefits of utilizing the technology

Speakers include:

  • Thomas MacDonaldThomas is a blockchain and NFT expert with a passion for leveraging the power of decentralized technology to revolutionize the way we interact and transact. With a background in design and leadership, Thomas has developed and led successful projects in the Web3 space, from concept to launch. With a focus on user experience and creating innovative solutions that solve real-world problems, Thomas is dedicated to driving mainstream adoption and creating a more equitable digital economy.
  • Karen Scarbrough – Organizer of Houston Ethereum Meetup; Microsoft Blockchain. Karen has been an active member of the larger blockchain and Ethereum communities since 2017. She currently co-hosts the Houston Ethereum meetups and has participated in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance as well. In 2018, she worked for Consensys as a developer before joining bp’s innovation team as a Senior Technology Associate with a focus in blockchain and privacy preserving technologies. She currently explores various use cases including the potential of decentralized finance, retail applications, and community organization.
  • Mahesh Sashital – Mahesh Sashital has been a passionate technologist for over 20 years. He is the cofounder of Lucrisma, a fintech web3 startup which enables users to aggregate and own their financial information and rewarding them for sharing it with financial institutions. He also founded the Houston Blockchain Alliance in 2018, which aims to educate and increase awareness & adoption of blockchain, crypto and web3 in Houston. He is also the cofounder of Smartereum, a crypto news site which he started in 2017 and grew to over 600,000 monthly users.

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February 21
18:00 - 19:00 CST
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