Mr. Vonnegut will focus on the evolution of this social movement – what began as a bunch of libertarians opting out of our financial system of “trusted third parties” has turned into a technological wave that embraces an Internet ledger system known as “Blockchain.” There are over 1,600 cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin is the biggest by a factor of two. He will speak from
personal experience that cryptocurrencies are not yet ready for primetime; however, it’s a matter of time before they go mainstream.
Mr. Vonnegut is uniquely qualified to speak about this evolution. Before becoming a published author of both fiction and non-fiction, he spent most of his career in private wealth management with several brokerage firms, primarily Morgan Stanley, and with a registered investment adviser in New York City.
Mr. Vonnegut is a graduate of Phillips Exeter and Harvard College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his family split their time between New York City and Narragansett.
This event is free and open to the public.