Harrisburg University welcomes Members 1st as sponsor of virtual cryptocurrency conferences

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has announced that Members 1st Federal Credit Union will sponsor its free “Shred the System: Driving the Crypto and Blockchain Revolution” virtual conferences.

Members 1st serves nearly half a million members through its network of almost 60 branch locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

“We are grateful to Members 1st for the support of this conference. This allows us to offer the event at no charge for attendees and helps further position the region as a knowledge center for blockchain and cryptocurrency topics,” Dr. Eric Darr, Harrisburg University president, said in a press release.

“Shred the System” is a no-charge monthly virtual series on cryptocurrency, blockchain and bitcoin topics. Registration is now open for the “Shred the System” virtual conferences on April 20 and May 18.

The virtual series is an opportunity to hear panels of experts from around the globe as they address topics such as Cryptocurrency: Innovation, Opportunities, Risks & Smart Contracts in the Digital Age, How to Value Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets, and Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency.


Panelists and moderators for the session on April 20 include Fred Brandon, CEO & Founder, Brand New Technologies; Jon Ungerland, CIO Information & Innovation, DaLand LLC; Will Coleman, Company Director of Technology Services, Cohen & Company; Christopher Mitchell, Founder and Investment Advisor, Keala Advisors; Andre De Castro, CEO and Founder at Blockchain of Things; Farooq Anjum, Associate Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Nicholas Frett, Chief Technology Officer, Tellor; Frank Borger Gilligan, Securities, Corporate and M&A Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC.

Other sponsors of the series include the Blockchain Association, the Blockchain Coalition, and Diamante Blockchain.

“As a member-owned institution, it is our responsibility to be at the forefront of technology,” said Members 1st Chief Experience Officer Mike Wilson. “Our reliable and innovative partners allow us to continue keeping our members’ safety and security top of mind. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with partners like Harrisburg University.”

Future panel discussions and dates are in the planning stages. For information on becoming a speaker, submitting panel ideas, or sponsorship, email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

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