Matt is the Founder of DecentraNet. Matt has been a blockchain evangelist since 2013 when he coordinated the DC Blockchain Meetup and was heavily involved in the BitAngels investment group. Matt is the former Co-Founder and Chief Decentralization Officer at d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organization. He serves as an advisor to Dispatch Labs, ImpactPPA, Humaniq, Securrency, and Loci and has been involved in several early-stage blockchain startups, including Ubiquity and Trive.news. Matt is a prolific and sought-after speaker as an expert on decentralization at leading conferences worldwide. He has been featured in dozens of media publications, including Bloomberg, Nasdaq, TechCrunch, CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Bitcoin Magazine, and more. Matt received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Physics from West Virginia University.
According to Matt McKibbin, of the blockchain industry consultancy DecentraNet, the rhetorical positioning is just growing pains.
He told CoinDesk:
“I think the industry is still very, very young. Obviously, the lawyers still have a great amount of say in what their thing is called.”
SOURCE : http://decentralize.me/matt-speaks-at-icoforward-nyc-panel-discussing-the-state-of-the-ico-market/10 September 2019
This year’s conference is the sixth for d10e, it’s obvious that the focus of the event has been changing over the years.
Matt McKibbin explains:
“The event has definitely evolved over the six editions put on around the world. The first three were mainly focused on Bitcoin and its associated companies as that was most of the industry around Blockchains and decentralization. Since then, we decided to include other areas such as the sharing economy, the gig economy and disruptive culture, which we felt were having a huge impact on the world and not being given enough of the spotlight.”
“Bucharest is currently having the biggest protests in a decade because the government was decriminalizing corruption. With systems built on Blockchains, corruption is much easier to see and the information cannot be tampered with. Corrupt officials must be transparent as they cannot go back and erase.”
SOURCE : https://cointelegraph.com/news/d10e-conference-in-romania-how-blockchain-helps-fight-corruption-more10 September 2019
“When a monopoly exists on a certain good or service, market competition cannot work to allow the best product or service possible. The freedom to choose doesn’t exist and we are all worse off because of this. Incentive structures are built around consolidated power with zero personal risk to the creators,”
SOURCE : http://business-review.eu/news/d10-bucharest-speaker-matt-mckibbin-decentralization-is-the-future-13026710 September 2019