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Bitcoin or Blockchain? Which Will Thrive in 2018 and Beyond

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Following the success of the GoVertical Startup Ideation Workshop in Oct 2017, the GoVertical Team is excited to continue facilitating valuable discussions on Blockchain technology through frequent meetup events througout 2018.

Bitcoin and blockchain are often pitted against each other. Bitcoin skeptics argue that Bitcoin is a hype. They say it is overpriced and that its future is doomed. Yet the value of Bitcoin has been rising exponentially, and some believe that Bitcoin will hit $100,000, or even $1,000,000 within a few years. Bitcoin proponents believe that the future is in digital cash and that blockchain is a hype. On the other hand, blockchain enthusiasts are convinced that Bitcoin is doomed. They say that its high transaction costs make it ineffective currency, and the value add will come from the disruption potential of the underlying technology, blockchain. They say that blockchain is set to disrupt more than 20 industries and to create trillions of dollars in business and consumer value.

Join us for a thought provoking debate between one of the leading blockchain proponents, John Utley from IBM Hyperledger, and vivid bitcoin maximalist, Charles Fitzerald, on February 15th at 6:00pm. The goal of the panel is to answer this key question: “Will Bitcoin or Blockchain Thrive in 2018 & Beyond?


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