WCNY Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Affinity Group Panelist Discussion

Affinity Group and Speaker Series Committee

The WCNY Blockchain/Crypto Affinity Group will present a panel discussion on the future of this growing sector.


David Crosbie
David Crosbie is faculty in the Computer Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania - and co-teaches the new  Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Cryptoasset course at Wharton.

His particular interest is in "fine grain privacy" - including "Zero Knowledge Proofs" and other techniques that allow controlled information sharing using blockchain and other platforms.

David has a long career in creating high technology startups - from WiFi (Bluesocket) to virtualization (Leostream), and particularly enjoys the very early stage of industry creation where there is very significant uncertainty - and opportunity.

A graduate of Oxford University and Insead, France - his passions outside work revolve around water - swimming, sailing, riding, and drinking it.

Andrea Tinianow, Esq.
Andrea is the Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Vice President for Global Kompass Strategies, a US-based management consulting firm. Andrea advises organizations in the private and public sectors on a broad range of initiatives involving blockchain and other emerging technologies, including creating strategic partnerships; developing new products and services; entering new and untapped markets; and identifying breakthrough opportunities.

In 2014, Andrea was recruited to start the Division of Corporate and International Development, for the State of Delaware. Soon after, she launched Global Delaware, the State’s first international brand.
Andrea conceived and was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative which gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s General Corporation Law.  These amendments expressly authorize corporations to maintain their corporate records, including stock ledgers, on a blockchain.
Andrea writes about the world of blockchain as a contributor to Forbes.com. She is an advisor to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. She is also an advisory board member of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.

In 2017, MarketsMedia awarded Andrea its “Women in Finance Award” for Excellence in Blockchain.

Prior to joining the State of Delaware Andrea was Vice President Business Development and Assistant General Counsel of Corporation Service Company (CSC), where she developed new products and services, including the popular, “Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities” book series. She also managed litigation, advised senior managers, and developed legal policies for the company.

Before CSC, Andrea was a litigation attorney in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton and, prior to that, a law clerk to William B. Chandler III, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Law School, formerly Widener University School of Law.

Before attending law school, Andrea was a marketing director for Thomson Financial Services. Andrea received her undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University. Follow her @AndreaTinianow.

About the WCNY Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Affinity Group:
The Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Affinity Group of the Wharton Club of New York offers a platform for alumni working, investing, or interested in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces to network and discuss topics of interest for the industry.

  • Tony Andreoli - Chair
  • Florin Armenciu, Bank of America – Co-Chair

Membership is available to supporting members of the Wharton Club of New York who are working, investing, or interested in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces.

Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking & Mingle
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Panel Presentation
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Questions & Networking

Midtown Location (Note: Address will be sent via email to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile. Please review your profile to confirm that the email address listed is correct.)

WCNY Supporting Members - $20 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Guests - $40
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

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Registration is subject to availability and will close on Friday @ 4:00pm, October 26th - No Exceptions!