Rob Viglione

Abstract Presenter

Rob Viglione, Co-Founder of Horizen, is a former physicist, mercenary mathematician, and military officer with experience in satellite radar, space launch vehicles, and combat support intelligence. Contributions within the crypto space include being part of Zclassic’s core team, support to the Bitshares project, heading up BlockPay’s U.S. & Canada Ambassador program, and consulting for Bitgate. He’s currently a PhD Candidate in Finance at the University of South Carolina researching cryptofinance and teaching “Bitcoin & Blockchain Applications in Finance.” Rob holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and the PMP certification. He is a passionate libertarian who advocates peace, freedom, and respect for individual life.

Applying Cryptocurrency Technology to the Cannabis Industry

Cryptocurrencies are exploding in popularity after market capitalizations surged over 2,200% in the last year. Despite promising to offer another alternative payment system to the cannabis industry that is notoriously underserved by traditional banking, cryptocurrencies have yet to see major adoption. Does this make sense or is there a massive opportunity being missed? This talk will provide an overview of cryptofinance and offer practical advice on how the industries can move forward together.