Press Release – Blythe Masters to Keynote DC Blockchain Summit – Inaugural summit to feature market leaders in the blockchain industry

Blythe Masters to Headline DC Blockchain Summit
Inaugural summit to feature market leaders in the blockchain industry

Washington, DC (February 10, 2015) – The Chamber of Digital Commerce announces that Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, will be a keynote speaker at the Chamber’s DC Blockchain Summit on March 3, 2016 at Georgetown University.

“The DC Blockchain Summit is a first of its kind event bringing the best and brightest from both industry and government to address the policy challenges facing this technology that has the power to positively disrupt,” said Perianne Boring, Founder & President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “We’re thrilled to have some of the most innovative speakers provide insight into this crucial and emerging innovation.”

Masters spent 27 years at J.P. Morgan Chase and rose to Managing Director at the age of 28. She has served in numerous senior level positions at the firm, including Head of Global Commodities, CFO of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy. She is the Chair of the Board of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. Masters also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Chamber.

“Distributed Ledger Technology has the potential to solve real world financial problems and create operating and capital efficiencies. However, in order to realize these benefits it is important to preserve the legal and regulatory protections afforded to participants in the existing financial system,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings. “The DC Blockchain Summit has developed an important platform to enhance the dialogue between policy makers and the industry to promote public trust and confidence in this new technology.”

Digital Asset Holdings recently announced a $60 million+ growth financing, which included ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASX Limited, BNP Paribas, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Citi, CME Ventures, Deutsche Börse Group, Goldman Sachs, ICAP, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Santander InnoVentures, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and PNC Financial.

Additional speakers include: Don Tapscott, Best Selling Author; Marley Gray, Director Blockchain Technology Strategy, Microsoft; Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director, IBM; Sean Murphy, Global Head of Blockchain, Norton Rose Fulbright; Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner, Tally Capital; C. Alden Pelker, FBI; Rep. David Schweikert (RAZ); Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC); Jeff Garzik, Core Developer and Co-Founder, Bloq; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain; Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum; Stephen Pair, CEO and Co-Founder, BitPay; John Beccia, CCO, Circle Internet Financial; and many more.

The Chamber invites the DC community, finance and technology entrepreneurs, students, technologist, and all those interested in the future of finance to attend the DC Blockchain Summit.

Details of the event are as follows and a full slate of speakers can be found here.

DC Blockchain Summit
March 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business
Lohrfink Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W.
bWashington, DC 20007
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About the Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber is the founder of the Smart Contracts Alliance, the Blockchain Alliance, the Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter: @ChamberDigital.

Chamber Media Contact:
Erin Tye
Paragon Public Relations