Introduction to Ethereum
Come learn about the future of the web and "trustless" communications. This presentation will explain what a Blockchain is and focus in on a specific public blockchain called Ethereum. Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of property. This enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given long in the past (like a will or a futures contract) and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk.
About Alex Fisher
Alex has had a dual interest in both engineering and business since he was a kid. He started his first business in high school, a computer repair company, that was featured on the front page of the Detroit Free Press. His most recent business, one of Michigan's largest web design companies, was acquired by a Chicago marketing agency in 2016. Today, he's head-down in blockchain technology which is disrupting the world of finance, banking, logistics and other areas of business through "trustless" computing. He is helping to build the Ethereum community as an "Ethereum Evangelist" and founder of the Michigan Ethereum Meetup group.