Blockchain Compliance Expert Diana Adachi on DIY Cyber Guy

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Episode Title: Episode 20 – When is a Coin NOT a Coin? Avoiding ICO Pitfalls.

What’s The Difference Between Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings?  The answer may surprise you.  Listen to Blockchain compliance expert Diana Adachi before turning your money into ether!

Diana Adachi as a skilled innovator drives transformative and profitable changes for businesses. Diana is the CEO of Pegasus Fintech; full-service blockchain, technology and token accelerator that supports regulatory compliant public initial blockchain offerings (PIBCO).

Previously at Accenture Diana served as a Global Blockchain Solutions Lead. Under her leadership G1000 clients discovered applicability and opportunities using Blockchain and distributed ledgers. Diana has co-authored many papers on the subject and was recognized as one of PaymentSource’s Most Influential Women in Payments, 2017 for her work in Blockchain. Recent papers include:

  • Blockchain Technology – How Banks Are Working to Build the Foundation of the World’s First Real-Time Global Payment Network
  • Business Case Assessment on Distributed Ledger Technology For Cross Border Payments
  • Blockchain as a Solution for Reducing Insurance Fraud and Abuse in Hong Kong
  • Blockchain Disruption in Digital Rights and Entitlements

Prior to Accenture, Diana was the President of a global IT services company with offices in India, the UK, Canada, and the US. She spearheaded the company’s transformation from an IT services provider to an electronic payments specialist, doubling revenues and tripling the company’s stock value. Clients included Visa Inc., Visa Europe, and First Data. Diana was featured in in Dataquest as one of the top IT women in India.
As an entrepreneur, Ms. Adachi co-founded two successful businesses. She evangelized the Web with Viewz, an e-commerce development company and provided tech firms with strategic marketing services through Nextech.
Ms. Adachi is active in both the academic and business communities; she is a member of Stanford’s CodeX Blockchain Group, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society and on the Advisory board of Crypto KABN. Diana also served on the Advisory Board for the University of Toronto and is a recipient of the President’s Arbor Award. Ms. Adachi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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