What: Bitcoin. Blockchain. Cryptocurrency. These days, the internet seems so rife with cyber-punk buzzwords it can feel like you’re living in a bad Snow Crash fanfiction. But it’s no surprise these words sound foreign to most people; they are describing an emergent technology built upon and fundamentally changing the use of a platform people already use every day, but rarely understand: the Internet.
When it comes to blockchain, there are plenty of scammers and people trying to capitalize on ignorance to make a quick buck, but don’t let that deter you from this new technology and the opportunities it can yield. Education is the key to realizing the full potential of any new technology and it will help you sift through the noise to determine which organizations are offering something of real value.
Anvil’s Andrew Jones provides a crash course in blockchain and its potential effect on the way people view and approach marketing. Andrew will also address some common misconceptions people have surrounding the technology such, as what it is and what it’s used for. Then decide for yourself whether it’s just a fad or the next catalyst for major societal change!
Who: Hailing from the Great Lakes State, Andrew moved to Portland after graduating college to learn more about digital marketing and the way people interact with content online. With experience on the creative side of advertising and work on a political common ground initiative, Andrew understands the importance of empathy when it comes to communicating ideas to new people, the fundamental goal of marketing.
While fascinated with new technologies like cryptocurrency and the applications it has for human life, Andrew likes to relax by watching cartoons or spending time in the woods. When he needs to satiate his competitive side, he travels around the country taking it out on the court with his dodgeball team.