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Crypto-Currencies - What is Coming? - October 13, 2016 - San Francisco, CA
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Crypto-Currencies - What is Coming?


October 13, 2016 - San Francisco, CA

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The Financial District
 San Francisco



Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM



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If you have been following BayPay for the last several years, you know that we have been very active on the Bitcoin, Crypto-currency and Blockchain fronts. We even sponsored the first Bitcoin Summit organized by the Bitcoin Foundation in May 2013 at the Convention Center in San Jose. It was a very interesting experience at the time with the Winklevoss Twins on stage, with panels of investors and a strong lineup of entrepreneurs working hard to create a new world and eliminate friction in P2P transactions, micro-payments and international payments.


After several waves that saw the rise of the Bitcoin up to $1,200, the fear of many financial institutions and regulatory bodies around the world, many investments long forgotten and gone, the fall of the Bitcoin down to $170 and its rise again around $600 today, we want to revisit this topic and better understand where we are.


Far from being dead, the Bitcoin is still there and is the most traded crypto-currency in volume even if other currencies were created by companies like Ethereum, Ripple, etc. The Blockchain seems to take over with many applications (it will be the subject of another event later) as our last event “Can the Blockchain survive without Bitcoin” on Feb 18, 2016 illustrated (Video available for purchase or free to Online members at


In this session, we will retrace how we got where we are, what the status is, in crypto-currencies and where we are going with executives in the industry who will share their experience and opinions.


We look forward to seeing you for an evening of education on the topic and networking with peers.


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6:30 PM Reception / Networking
7:00 PM Panel Discussion
  Panel Moderated by: Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director at The BayPay Forum
  Scott Robinson, Founder and VP at Plug and Play FinTech
  Kyle Matson, Principal at Ribbit Capital
  Kristen Stone, Business Development at Coinbase
8:00 PM Networking
8:30 PM End of session


Scott Robinson

Founder and VP at Plug and Play FinTech

Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech, the financial technology focused startup innovation platform in partnership with BNP Paribas, Santander, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, TD Bank, Sberbank, USAA, Mitsubishi, Capital One, Sumitomo, Intuit and many more global financial institutions. Since the launch of the program in February 2015, Scott and his team have accelerated over 90 FinTech startups and has led numerous investments into the domain. Scott has worked with Plug and Play, a global startup accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley, for the past three years managing a number of FinTech, Blockchain, and Bitcoin-related initiatives.

Additionally, Scott is the founder of Plug and Play Bitcoin, the co-organizer of the world's oldest Bitcoin Meetup and founder of the first nationally syndicated Bitcoin Job Fair. Prior to joining Plug and Play, Scott worked in various roles with a number of early stage startups where he led fundraising, product development and marketing activities.

Scott graduated from UCLA in 2008, where he received his B.A. in History.

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Kyle Matson

Principal at Ribbit Capital

Kyle Matson is a Principal at Ribbit Capital, a venture capital firm that invests globally in individuals and brands aiming to disrupt financial services. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Ribbit believes the category is profoundly under-innovated and is looking to support entrepreneurs around the world who have already launched the businesses of the future. At Ribbit, Kyle focuses on the Payments, Insurance, Personal Finance, and Lending sectors.

Prior to Ribbit, Kyle was the Product Marketing Lead for Payments at Square, where he worked to build and launch the Instant Deposit product, which gives merchants instant access to their balance 24/7. He was also a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco and Sydney, where he worked in the the Payments, Private Equity, and Tech industries.

Kyle earned a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and lives in San Francisco.


Kyle Matson

Kristen Stone

Growth and Strategy at GDAX, Coinbase

Kristen Stone is the Head of Growth & Strategy at GDAX, Coinbase’s digital currency exchange. Kristen focuses on researching and identifying new assets that will continue to drive development in the industry. She recently led the launch of Ethereum on the exchange and is analyzing prediction market assets. Kristen is passionate about connecting with the bitcoin community and was recently invited to Istanbul’s FinTech conference where she spoke on a panel discussing applications in bitcoin vs blockchain. In addition, she provides blockchain expertise to working groups within the technology, payment, and finance industry.

Kristen earned a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from Texas A&M University and currently resides in San Francisco.


Kristen Stone


Daniel Chatelain

Managing Director at The BayPay Forum

Daniel Chatelain is a payment industry executive focused on innovation in commerce and sitting on the board of directors or advisors of emerging companies. He started The BayPay Forum to help foster innovation in payment and commerce.

The organization gathers today over 8,000 executives from over 2,800 different companies and organizes events for senior executives to understand new trends and network with peers. Prior to that, Daniel was CEO, President & COO of companies he started as an entrepreneur or within the Lagardere (Elle, Woman’s Day, Car & Driver, Hachette, Canal Satellite) and EADS group (Airbus, Ariane, Eurocopter) and Vice President of a VC backed companies giving him a wide experience of growing companies domestically and internationally in the banking, telecom and interactive media industries as an entrepreneur, corporate or VC backed senior executive.










Location The Financial District, San Francisco

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