Blockchain Technology What’s Hot vs What’s Hype

Girard Newkirk, founder and CEO of KWHCoin and New Next Advanced Energy @Gnewkirklytics
Running Time:60 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:00 PM
Thursday, November 14
BAC Annex Up

Blockchain is widely considered as a key technological component that will enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  It is poised to fundamentally change the way machines, people and businesses interact.  Most importantly it will change the way value (money) is expressed and offer a new way to exchange value over the internet.   This panel discussion will bring together a diverse group of figures in the blockchain community to discuss various applications of the technology in multiple sectors of the economy and its social impact.

Moderator Girard Newkirk,founder and CEO of KWHCoin and NewNext Advanced Energy
Panelist: Rich Spuller, CoFounder at Blockchain Experience for Everyone.
Panelist: Mathias Sundin is co-founder and executive chairman of the Warp Institute Foundation.
Panelist: John Tuman, CTO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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Girard Newkirk studied Political Science and Economics at East Carolina University and is a published author in the fields of decentralized energy, blockchain and cryptocurrency,finance, socioeconomic equality and distributed ledger technology. Newkirk’s vision of developing renewable energy solutions for remote, rural and underdeveloped regions of the world led to the development of a decentralized energy solutions for practical use.

The KWHCoin platform has now expanded into using artificial intelligence software to measure and analyze energy data to develop smart grid solutions for energy companies, utilities and electric cooperatives.
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Panelist: Rich Spuller, CoFounder at Blockchain Experience for Everyone. Rich is a hands-on professional with experience in the fields of event organization, planning and management; Blockchain and Cryptocurrency adoption advocacy; web design and development; database management; customer service management; and strategic sales.

In 2013, he was introduced to the concepts of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency, and joined the team at Cryptolina as Lead Web Developer. In 2017, he became a full-time organizer and partner as the team behind Cryptolina began strategies of aggressive expansion across multiple projects. In 2019, along with his partners at Cryptolina, Rich became a partner and US CoFounder of the Warp Institute. Warp’s goal is to make a better and more prosperous future come sooner through the advancement of cutting edge technologies coupled with the empowerment of global communities spreading and sharing the best ideas humanity has to offer.
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Panelist: Mathias Sundin is co-founder and executive chairman of the Warp Institute Foundation. Former Member of Parliament and former Deputy Mayor. TEDx speaker and international keynote speaker and an author.

In 2014 he became the first political candidate to accept only bitcoin in campaign donations, because he wanted to show the political establishment this new technology and debunk of some the myths surrounding the cryptocurrency.
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Panelist: John Tuman, CTO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center