Music in the Blockchain

By FinTech Silicon Valley (other events)

Thursday, May 25 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM PDT

Join us for a panel of experts on how the Blockchain is transforming the Music Industry

Peter Rafelson, Founder DigiRAMP is a Music Industry Executive based in Los Angeles. He has produced and written hit records selling over 180,000,000 units including Madonna, Britney Spears, The Corrs, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Berlin, and many others.  He is a composer, film producer, worked with indie and major studios and has established corporate office headquarters and facilities in North Hollywood (10,000 sq. ft. of production spaces) for "in-house" content production and client projects.  Peter consults and produces for international tech and media companies including Microsoft, Apple, Compaq, Toshiba

Bryce Weiner is CEO of Infiniti Music and founder of the Tao Network, a public blockchain network specifically tailored to suit the needs of music industry and intellectual property applications.  Bryce started as a drive time FM disc jockey on a small market radio station in the Midwest before embarking on a 15 year career as a Fortune 500 software developer for firms such as Thomson Reuters and Lockheed Martin. Beginning his blockchain engineering career in 2012 by building his own Bitcoin mining farm and now with over a dozen blockchain networks to his credit (several are currently publicly traded), Bryce is one of the most experienced blockchain engineers in the industry. He has been frequently consulted by financial institutions, news organizations, and courts of law for his irreverent and sometimes controversial views of blockchain technology, its implementation, and its potential. 

Kamal Hubbard is a Certified Fraud Examiner who received his Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  He is an analyst, researcher, and blogger who has conducted considerable independent research on Bitcoin and Altcoin fraud.  His interest in blockchain technology began while managing research projects at Stanford University's Rock Center for Corporate Governance.  While under the supervision of a former Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Kamal’s research at the Rock Center focused on global corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities class action litigation.  Along with holding a cybersecurity certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Kamal sits on the board of Sustainable San Mateo County and serves as an advisor to Tao Records, LLC.

 Moderator: Pierre-R. Wolff is Managing Director of ExecConnect, a firm facilitating professional transactional connections.  His clients include firms in global financial services and corporate venture capital interested in executing corporate development transactions (specifically investments, M&A, and strategic partnerships), and early stage companies in need of business/corporate development and fundraising strategy assistance.  Over the past 3 years he has spent a significant amount of time in the Blockchain ecosystems consulting on various transactions.  Pierre currently serves on several advisory boards of blockchain, 3D printing, collaborative communications, real-time streaming and payment system companies.  He received his MBA from EDHEC in Nice, France, and conducted his undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking

7:00pm to 8:00pm Panel

8:00pm to 8:30pm Blockchain Music Startup Demo Pitches/Networking


Thanks to Sheppard & Mullin for use of their venue!

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