Webinar #7: Distributed Connectivity: The Blockchain-Enabled Future of Telecommunications

Webinar Overview

Author: Hilary Carter, Christian Keil
Release Date: February 22, 2018

Abstract:

Hosted by BRI Managing Director Hilary Carter and featuring Christian Keil, MBA Candidate at the University of California’s Berkeley-Haas School of Business, and the author of the BRI’s “Blockchain and Telecommunications” project.  The webinar explores how telecom executives can prepare for a future where connectivity is distributed, democratized, and decentralized. In that future, blockchain, “a protocol built to manage decentralized systems of value” will likely play a leading role.

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