The Cities That Will Walk Away

Dissonance Event: 09-19-2019

5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St.The Penny Stamps Speaker Series, along with co-sponsor Dissonance, presents The Cities That Will Walk Away​, with featured speaker Vinay Gupta. Gupta is CEO of Mattereum, an engineer, strategist, digital visionary, and future-builder who has worked to address a wide range of complex challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century. Gupta has played an influential role in the development of the blockchain industry, coordinated the launch of the neutral, open-access internet and native currency system Ethereum, and served as a strategic architect and designer on many significant blockchain projects around the world. Gupta also applies systems-thinking to issues surrounding environmental sustainability and resilience, and is the designer of the hexayurt, a public domain disaster relief shelter intended for use by climate refugees, and also omnipresent in the Burning Man counterculture.