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Building a Decentralized Ecosystem - Meetup Thank You

March 12, 2019

On March 5th FINOS hosted its first Open Source in FinTech event of 2019 at Moody's Analytics Accelerator. Over 100 financial services professionals, technologists, and developers convened to discuss what it takes to build and sustain a decentralized ecosystem. Thank you to everyone who made it out on a cold Tuesday evening.

The centerpiece of the evening was a panel discussion between Patrick Nielsen, co-founder of Clovyr and Dan Guido, CEO of Trail of Bits. The panel was moderated by Rob Underwood, Director of Programs at FINOS. The conversation spanned a whole range of topics including how "decentralized" is much more than just blockchain technology; the new information security imperative; trends in crypto custody; and even quantum computing.

Following the panel, Amber Baldet, co-founder and CEO of Clovyr, tied the event together with her overview of the FINOS Decentralized Ecosystem Growth Program, and the ways in which that initiative provides a useful platform for discussion and development amongst those creating an ecosystem of decentralized projects, protocols, and tools, especially in financial services

Thanks again to everyone who was able to come out Tuesday. And whether you were able to join us or not, we've made the talks available for viewing: 


Dan Guido, CEO & Co-Founder, Trail of Bits

Patrick Nielsen, CTO & Co-Founder, Clovyr

Moderator: Rob Underwood, Director of Programs, FINOS Foundation



If your organization blocks YouTube - please watch the video here.


Here is the audio version on Soundcloud


(Don't miss too: Rob Daly's recap of the panel discussion for Markets Media: "Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Crypto?")



Amber Baldet, CEO & Co-Founder, Clovyr


If your organization blocks YouTube - please watch the video here.

Download Meetup Slides


More information:

Decentralized Ecosystem Growth Program Website 

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