SCS Distinguished Lecture: A Fireside Chat

  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • Rashid Auditorium 4401
  • Board Member of NY Angels
SCS Distinguished Lectures

A Look at Blockchain Innovation vs the Regulatory Environment

An exploration of the existing tensions. Who are the winners and losers? Are we driving innovation away to overseas jurisdictions?


Topics: Where is the world of Blockchain? Where is it going? What is Tokenomics? What assets are being tokenized? What is all the money investing in? Who is investing? Is decentralization in jeopardy?

Donna Redel is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum, the foremost global organization combining business, political, academic, and other leaders of society committed to improving the state of the world. Ms. Redel was the first woman to chair of a USA exchange, The Commodity Exchange. Following her work in global organizations, Ms. Redel began a second career as a New York City based advisor and investor focusing on financial technology, blockchain and emerging technologies. She is an active participant in the startup community with New York Angels, serving as a board member, the co-founder of the Blockchain Committee and co-chair of the Israeli Investment Committee. Ms. Redel developed and is teaching at Fordham Gabelli a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Tokens. The focus of her public service efforts are the environment, the arts, heath and promoting women’s leadership. She has a J.D. from Fordham Law School, an MBA from Columbia and a BA from Barnard College (Columbia).

Faculty Moderators: Lenore Blum, Nicolas Christin

Faculty Host: Lenore Blum

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