Talk: Decentralization by Elimination
August 2nd, 2:45pm-3:15pm
Decentralized Web Summit 2018
Front End Stage
Speakers: Aya Miyaguchi, Ethereum Foundation, Executive Director
Albert Ni, Ethereum Foundation
Decentralization has become a buzzword. A marketing gimmick. Without the elimination of centralized authorities, there cannot be true decentralization. How does an organization eliminate itself for the better future of the decentralized web? In this talk, Aya Miyaguchi and Albert Ni of the Ethereum Foundation share their best efforts to do just that.
Aya originally became fascinated in the blockchain space for its potential to impact financial inclusion in emerging markets. In early 2013, she joined Kraken as Managing Director and has since been educating the public, VCs, and regulators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation globally. Her passion for blockchain and creating lasting sustainable social impact in developing countries led her to join the Ethereum Foundation as Executive Director. There she supports the core development and research efforts of the Ethereum protocol, and helps to bolster the decentralized community engagement through grants, education, and events to expand the Ethereum ecosystem.