Freedom is an essential human right. However, our freedom rights are sometimes being suppressed. For example, a regime or dictator might dispossess the property of individuals.
In recent years, new technology came up that promises to be a game-changer towards freedom – Blockchain. Due to its decentralized nature, Blockchain can help us protect our freedom in many different aspects of our lives. This talk will provide examples of how Blockchain can do that and positively impact our freedom rights. After graduating from the LSE and YALE University, Chris worked as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. There he advised banks and FinTech companies on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In the next step, Chris Miess was the CFO of the Singapore Blockchain start up TenX, where he managed their seed round and their USD 80 million ICO. This ICO became known as the largest blockchain fundraise in Asia. Chris Miess then founded the blockchain company ICONIC and has been its CEO ever since. ICONIC advises companies and startups on blockchain, crypto, DLT and invests in blockchain and FinTech startups. Forbes magazine recognized Chris Miess as a young leader under 30 (Forbes 30 under 30) in the category finance. Chris Miess is a frequent speaker about FinTech, Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Due to his reputation in the financial market, Chris Miess was called into the FinTech Council of the Austrian government to actively shape Austria’s blockchain and crypto policy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.