Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and ICOs



* Get a leg up on understanding - What is Blockchain?
* What is ICO (initial coin offering) and how does it relate to Blockchain?
* How much of a digital disrupter is Blockchain in the Financial World?
* Is Blockchain going to be the backbone of our future currency?
* What is the difference between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency?
* How does cryptography relate to Blockchain?
* What is mining?
* Learn about smart contracts, ICO laws and regulations, and blockchain governance.

Featured Speakers

Heidi Pease is Cofounder of Los Angeles (UCLA/USC/UCI/City of LA) Blockchain Lab and CEO/Cofounder of Proof of Art, a blockchain project that helps fund and promote artists.


Sheri Kaiserman is Cofounder of Maco.la, formed to support the growing blockchain ecosystem with a 3 pronged approach of providing capital, advisory, and talent. Prior to Maco.la, Sheri spent 28 years on Wall Street including building and running the Equities Division at Wedbush for 16 years.


McKenzie Slaughter is founder/CEO of Prohaus Capital, a fintech and blockchain venture capital firm currently raising $80M blockchain for impact fund. She is the Founding Capital Partner for Beyond Capital Markets.


Rahilla Zafar is the author of Internet of Women - Accelerating Culture Change, and is Managing Director of ConsenSys, a leading blockchain company.


Veronica Reynoldsis a second year student at UCLA School of Law, where she is currently researching government adoption of blockchain. She has been involved in the blockchain space since 2014. Prior to law school, she worked as Director of Digital Market at Epitaph and ANTI-Records.


Amy Y. Wan is Founder and CEO of Sagewise, a smart contract dispute resolution intrastructure for smart contracts. Amy is also founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA, an intersection of law and technology.



Moderator: Rohan Hall is an entrepreneur, investor, published author, speaker and leader in the blockchain ecosystem. He works at Capital Group where his focus is to bring innovation to the Financial Services sector via Blockchain. Rohan believes Blockchain technology can be a force to bring various nations from Zero to One.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Registration and Networking
6:45pm - 7:00pm - Introduction
7:00pm - 8:15pm - Panel discussion and Q&A
8:15am - 8:30pm - Wrap up and Raffle

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event, please ask one of the leadership team members located on the WITI.com Orange County home page.