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Monday, October 1 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Blockchain Track | Blockchain for Artists and the Arts

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This session - with Jeremy Drzal of Collections.io as MC - will explore two ways that blockchain has applicability to artists and the arts:

(1) Blockchain can help artists get credit for their work, prevent black market sales and forgeries, and help to make sure collectables are always shipped and handled in a consistently correct manner. Karen Kilroy of Kilroy Blockchain describes how blockchain and cryptoanchors would have helped her to prove the authenticity and ownership of a painting which, as a teen, she gave to David Bowie. Little did she know he would keep it until his death, and that it would turn up in a New York City museum in 2018.

(2) In fact, blockchain can actually be art itself. Sebastián Brocher presents CryptoArte, an art collection with each painting based on 576 consecutive blocks that exist on the Ethereum blockchain. Paintings may be purchased and downloaded, and verified as authentic using an ERC721 token.

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Jeremy Drzal

Founder, Collections.io

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Sebastián Brocher

Founder, CryptoArte
An Ethereum enthusiast, Sebastián Brocher is a technology executive and entrepreneur with an artistic mind. He created CryptoArte.io, a generative blockchain art collection, non-fungible token, and decentralized application, to help grow the Ethereum community by fostering awareness of the technology in a fun and accessible way.Previous to CryptoArte, Sebastián founded multiple startups (including SiteCondor... Read More →
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Karen Kilroy

Chief Executive Officer, Kilroy Blockchain
Karen Kilroy is a life-long technologist with heart. Living in Austin, Texas, she has invented several products including Kilroy Blockchain PaaSRiley, and Carnak. Karen believes that artificial intelligence doesn't have to be scary and that technology can be proactively designed to be used for good. Karen's background includes many years of working as an open source software engineer, which has prepared her for the new world of cognitive... Read More →

Monday October 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Capital Factory
  Blockchain Track
  • Room 16th Floor, Antone's