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Friday, March 25 • 11:55am - 12:20pm
Building Open-Source Systems for Global Payments

Open-source has led to the creation of financial systems that make it easy to move value, yet many people are still left behind. Freelancers working from many countries experience high fees and face challenges with sending and receiving payments. And access to cross-border payment options is limited for many. Stefan's keynote will highlight his contributions to open-source payment protocols and the challenges he experienced along the way as he navigated international payment networks.

This keynote will also shine a light on what inspired him to co-create Interledger, an interoperability protocol with the potential to connect ledgers from existing financial institutions, blockchains, virtual currencies, as well as offline payment systems.

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Stefan Thomas

CEO, Coil
Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin... Read More →

Friday March 25, 2022 11:55am - 12:20pm WAT
Lagos Hall