Amid what Fortune magazine has described as the “numismatic delirium” surrounding Bitcoin, Ethereum and the proliferance of Cryptocurrencies today, it’s easy to overlook the long-term impact of the blockchain technology that uses consensus validation and complex mathematics, to sequence and verify cryptographically secured, “trusted” digital transactions to provide the foundational underpinnings for trust in these digital currencies.

Beyond this initial purpose, blockchain and distributed ledger tools are being developed to help assure data-integrity and ownership, easily maintain auditable records, and to secure contractual agreements.

Please join us on October 18th, 2017, for an insightful discussion centered on the role of digital currencies, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology in the financial markets, in enterprise applications, for identity verification and protection, and as a fundraising tool (Initial Coin Offerings, or “ICO’s”), with our esteemed panel of industry experts:


  • Steve Beauregard, Partner, Chief Revenue Officer, Bloq
  • Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities Division, Wedbush
  • Stanislav Synko, CTO, Cryptix

This program will be moderated by Richard Tico, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Steve Beauregard, Partner, Chief Revenue Officer, Bloq

Prior to joining Bloq as Chief Revenue Officer, Steve was founder and CEO of GoCoin. In his four-(4) year tenure running the world’s highest transaction volume Blockchain payment processor, Steve gained unparalleled insights into consumer spending behaviors and best practices of global merchants to drive adoption. Steve has a diverse 25-years of pioneering technologies bringing Internet, messaging, mobile, eCommerce and fintech solutions to large enterprise clients and gov’t agencies. Steve has delivered keynote speeches around the globe at mobile, eCommerce, Fintech and Blockchain events and is a frequent guest speaker at prominent universities including USC Marshall School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Pepperdine, Chapman, Harvard, and the University of Oxford, Säid School of Business (UK).


Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities Division, Wedbush

With over 25-years of equity sales and leadership experience, Sheri moved into her current role with Wedbush to further build the firm’s Blockchain/Bitcoin initiatives, including raising money for Wedbush’s early stage VC fund dedicated to investing in Blockchain enabled companies. Kaiserman has over 27 years of experience in capital markets. She was awarded the “Excellence in Leadership” award from Trader Magazine in 2012, was a top 10 finalist Executive of the Year nominee at the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal sponsored event, “Women Making a Difference” and has been a guest on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. Mrs. Kaiserman has a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


Stanislav Synko, CTO, Cryptix

Stan has been active in the software industry for 10-years, including 5-years building distributed teams, running a blockchain consultancy, and as a systems architect for entrepreneurs specializing in Hyperledger blockchain. He was Principal architect of the winning solution at IBM Blockchain Hackathon, and has hosted a workshop on the topic at Harvard Innovation Labs and a seminar at Rutgers University Business School. Stan joined the Cryptix team as CTO & Architect, to spearhead their technical work on a platform to provide enhanced security and digital contract capabilities in the event ticketing “arena”.


Rick Tico is a seasoned professional focused on working with Middle Market Banking customers based on the California Central Coast, from Paso Robles to Ventura County.  He joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2016, and brings over ten-years’ commercial banking experience to clients.  In prior roles he has worked with customers ranging from well-conceived, venture-capital funded / pre-revenue start-ups, to private-equity backed growth companies, and $1-billion plus annual sales industry leaders, helping them optimize their day to day treasury, cash management and financing needs.


Event Registration:

When:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103


  • Student $15.00
  • Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
    Sign up now & save $10 off general walk-in rate. Offer ends Tuesday, October 17 at 8 p.m.
  • At the Door $40.00
  • Parking $4.00 – $6.00 (separate; paid at lot)


  • 5:00 – 6:00 Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
  • 6:00 – 7:30 Presentation/Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Q&A

Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

If you miss the early-bird online registration, not to worry! We welcome walk-in guests to register at the lobby of the venue- pending space availability.

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