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A Crypto Future?

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, Darlinghurst will enjoy an influx of tourists that might have some crypto currency to spend. Will your business be able to service them?

The Darlinghurst Business Partnership, in conjunction with The Owl House and The Distillery would like to invite you to an evening on crypto-currencies, the blockchain technology that underpins them and crypto retail solutions for your business.

Sounds dense, right? But we will be serving drinks to ease your slide into the future.

Our panel will consist of three veterans of the industry, who have been carefully vetted for their ability to speak human.

Jason Williams from bitpos.
Rob Wilson from Bitscan
Rob Allen from PwC a Blockchain expert

The evening is 6pm, for a 6:30 start where, after a short introduction, there will be 30 minutes of prepared questions to the panellists before we open them up to fire from the floor.

This evening made possible with finding from the City of Sydney Business Support Grants.





Rob Wilson
M.A. Cofounder & CEO of BitScan.

At BitScan they are passionate about the global adoption of bitcoin. They think this happens fastest through knowledge, commerce, and community. BitScan aims to help users learn about this exciting market, make connections and trade within it, increasing their wealth and growing the bitcoin ecosphere as they do.

Rob earned his Master’s degree with Distinction in Military Security at USNWC – Rhode Island in 2012.

Rob was previously Officer in the Royal Navy.

Jason Williams
Jason has been passionate about IT from a young age and has been involved with emerging technologies from early stages including the roll out of cable internet in Australia and the Netherlands. Returning to Australia in 2008 Jason continued his career implementing the AML systems for the Westpac group.

Discovering Bitcoin in late 2012 and seeing the potential of this disruptive and innovative technology, Jason seized the opportunity to make a difference.

During his career in bitcoin and blockchain technology Jason co-founded the Bitcoin Sydney group, became a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Australia, started BitPOS, a bitcoin payment processor and founded Blockchain Professionals.

Rob Allen
An accomplished leader, engineer and consultant with 30 years experience in the banking, IT, engineering and military sectors. I have significant experience of enterprise-wide strategic planning leading to fundamental organisational change and leading the delivery of major programmes. Over the last decade, I have specialised in the delivery of payments programmes in the Banking sector.

– Financial Services with emphasis on Payments and transaction banking
– (Faster – Payments, SWIFT, SEPA, Payments Services Directive, Bacs, CHAPS, SIC)
– Blockchain and Distributed Ledger SME
– Enterprise-wide strategic planning
– Delivery of large, strategic change programmes



Tue. 6 February 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT

The Distillery
Ground Floor, 115 Crown Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

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