Business & Policy

Unveiling Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies

Unveiling Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Evening Discussion
Tuesday, January 30, 6 PM

This event will be streamed live at Tune in at 6:30pm EST on January 30 for our exclusive livecast.

Blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin and other digital currencies, has received widespread attention in recent years. Blockchain has expanded beyond digital currencies, holding the potential to transform business, government, and society in the near future. How does blockchain work? How is blockchain being used today and where is it headed? In this program, industry experts discuss the value of blockchain for businesses, the future of blockchain, and the potential impacts it will have on society.

Paul Vigna, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Reporter, The Wall Street Journal; co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Lewis Cohen, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Yuzo Kano, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, bitFlyer, Inc.; Representative Director, Japan Blockchain Association

Marc Hochstein, Managing Editor, CoinDesk

6:00-6:30 PM Registration
6:30-8:00 PM Lecture, Discussion and Q&A
8:00-8:30 PM Reception

Non-members: $20
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15
Academic and government: $15

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email

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