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August 19, 2017

Charles Hoskinson & Rivetz CEO, Steven Sprague


Coinscrum is delighted to welcome back Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and chief executive of IOHK ( and former CEO of Ethereum along with Steven Sprague, CEO at Rivetz (, on 19th July.
Always an engaging speaker who pulls no punches, Charles ( is in the UK as part of a tour through Europe, which included speaking at the BIP001 conference ( in Ukraine.
IOHK ( is a cryptocurrency and blockchain research and development company which has more than 70 people ( working for it, based all around the world. It has three academic partnerships, with its academic headquarters at the Blockchain Technology Laboratory at Edinburgh University. (
IOHK is undertaking research into many key areas of cryptocurrency development, such as proof of stake, where a team from five universities has produced the first provably secure proof-of-stake protocol ( to be peer reviewed.
We hope you can make the event and take the opportunity to put your questions about cryptocurrency and blockchain to Charles.
RIVETZ – cyber security token
Rivetz ( was born out of an understanding that most consumer Devices Phones, Tablets and PCs are now being built with hardware security built-in. Rivetz was formed to help make it simple for application developers to leverage those capabilities and provide easier to use and more secure models for Access, Privacy and safety. The Rivetz ecosystem is a state-of-the-art toolkit for harnessing the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to protect your secrets, your finances, and your privacy. Its like a hidden vault (already embedded in most phones) that no OS or software can eavesdrop on
About Steven Sprague
Steven is one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as President and CEO for 14 years at Wave before transitioning to the board of directors. A popular speaker on cybersecurity and trusted computing, Steven has a strong technical foundation in the principles, capabilities and business models of incorporating trusted hardware into everyday computing, and is skilled at translating these concepts into layman’s terms.

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Paul Gordon
Following a 20+ year career in financial markets, Paul first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011 and helped to establish one of the world's first Bitcoin meetup groups, Coinscrum, in 2012 since when he has grown the community to over 6,500 members, hosting over 250 events and introducing many of the leading projects and thought leaders in the industry.  Paul currently produces the weekly Coinscrum Markets video podcast series and is an active investor and advisor to a number of crypto and blockchain related projects.

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