DeveloperWeek New York 2020 DeveloperWeek New York 2020
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OPEN TALK: Helping Developers Build Trust, Utility and Liquidity with Blockchain

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Michael Zochowski
Ripple, Head of RippleX

Michael Zochowski leads product at RippleX, which creates tools that make it easier to build on open blockchain technologies like XRPL. Michael previously founded Logos, a blockchain startup focused on high-performance payments that was acquired by Ripple, and worked at Ellington Management Group, a multi-billion dollar quant hedge fund, in portfolio management across a variety of asset classes. Michael graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Statistics and M.S. in Applied Mathematics.

Blockchain has revolutionized the technology industry—yet the barrier to entry has left many developers without a path to connect to the world of crypto despite its emergence as the next wave of technology. How can developers forge a path to adoption when walking through uncharted territory? In this workshop, Michael will discuss how to move the dial for developers to connect, communicate, program, while building trust, utility, and liquidity for a blockchain powered economy. The RippleX open-source platform, which targets a network of more than 20 million developers globally, allows developers to get started with blockchain, without needing to know the nuances of the underlying protocols. Michael can discuss how a platform approach is moving the industry forward to improve the way that developers transact using protocols such as the XRP Ledger, Interledger and PayID, and what that means for the broader world of finance.