Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is the Chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a co-founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and a member of the Advisory Board of the BitFury Group, a leading full-service blockchain company. He is also the Director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America, where he and his team work with the world’s largest asset owners to reduce risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served as a Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
After the recent craze around blockchain technology and the insane growth in the valuation of cryptocurrencies, many of us are wondering about the future of blockchain. Does the technology have broader potential to impact the mainstream economy, government and institutions, or is it going to remain a domain of hackers and financial speculators? Dr. Tillemann offers a unique perspective with his vast experience in both blockchain and civic institutions, and his work to connect the two. He sits down with Googler Jaka Jaksic and they discuss a range of topics, from technology to politics.