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“You will not learn about how the blockchain works, but how the blockchain works for you,” Stephen Meade, CEO of MonetaPro, said in as the opening presenter at the Unblocking the Blockchain CREW San Diego event this week. The event was dedicated to explaining how blockchain technology can disrupt and benefit business processes. In addition to Meade, speakers included Lynn LaChappelle, senior managing director at JLL; Eric Linxwiler, senior sales management executive at CBX Software; Anup Marwadi, CEO of Hypertrends Global.

Most people think of crypto currencies, like Bitcoin, but blockchain is actually the security technology behind crypto currencies, explained Meade, and it could be used by real estate companies to move contracts, promote and track food security and in banking to enhance data security. Think about how the Internet impacted your business,” he said. “How did the Internet disrupt or displace your business? Was it positive? Or negative? It’s not a disruption, it’s a displacement. Blockchain is going to disrupt your processes and ultimately make them better. How do you want the technology to work for you?”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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