Join fellow alumni in Beijing for a conversation with UChicago College alumnus Jeffrey Wernick on Blockchain.
What is blockchain? Was it old or is it new?
Why it is said blockchain is a revolution in cognition? How it would change people's way of thinking and interaction?
Why it is said blockchain, different from many other historically applauded changes, will transform productive relations and bring more thorough changes to social and world orders?
What implications blockchain technology would have on the value system?
Have you ever been puzzled by these questions? Or have you ever even thought of these questions?
Our smart but humble, experienced and seasoned but always ready to learn alumnus, Jeffrey Wernick, would share with us his understanding, ideas and insights about this changing world under the impact of blockchain, from transdisciplinary including economic, historical, philosophical, cognitive and behavioral perspectives. Certainly no answers will be given, though you will hopefully return with some deeper thoughts and inspirations.
Jeffrey Wernick, a college graduate from the University of Chicago, majoring in economics and finance. Studied under various Nobel laureates including Friedrich A. von Hayek, Milton Friedman, George J. Stigler, Merton H. Miller, Ronald H. Coase, Gary S. Becker, Robert Lucas, Myron Scholes, Eugene Fama and Fischer Black. Entrepreneur/Private Investor. Bitcoin investor since 2009. Strong believer and outspoken advocate for blockchain and the transformations it will bring about. Advisor to a number of selected blockchain projects. Invited speakers for major events including Davos and Boao Forum.
Started career trading options and futures on the CBOC, CBOT and the CME while being a college student. After working at Salomon Brothers and later the National Bank of Detroit in senior positions for quantitative research, capital trading, risk management and loan pricing, he ran his own company AVI Portfolio Services Company, Inc. specialized in risk management in tailored and exotic derivative products, which was sold in 1984 to the largest insurance company in diversified financial interests. Ever since, he has been managing money, including his own personal wealth, and is highly experienced with investing in distressed and bankrupt companies, as well as in other domestic and international investment opportunities, including seed capital, angel investing, venture capital, real estate, currencies, commodities, mining, all forms of derivatives and structured financial products, sharing economy, lending platforms, bitcoin, blockchain, biomedical, human genome project and payment systems.