Sam Rosenblum

Director of Business Development, Coinbase, San Francisco, CA
WORLD’S LARGEST DIGITAL CURRENCY HOLDER

Panel Discussion

Day 1, MAIN STAGE, 13:25 - 14:00

FROM CORRUPT HUMAN SYSTEMS TO TRANSPARENT, DEMOCRATIC ALGORITHMS?

MALWAREBITES HAS A TEAM SPECIALIZED IN RESEARCHING THE DARKNET. HOW DO YOU DO THAT AND WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 VIRTUAL CRIMES AT THE MOMENT AND WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST DANGERS WE WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE?

HOW DOES THE SWISS NATIONAL BANK DEAL WITH THIS CHALLENGE?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO THE NATION IN BOTH AREA, CRIME AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM?

BREAK-OUT SESSION

Day 1, METALLICA, 16:15 - 16:35

FIRECHAT WITHDANIEL HAUDENSCHILD, CEO SWISSCOM BLOCKHAIN AG AND MODERATED BY MATTHIAS NIKLOWITZ, JOURNALIST SCHWEIZER BANK

FACTS

coinbase

  • Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin.
  • Coinbase is building the bridge from Finance 1.0 to Finance 2.0, allowing over 10M people in 30 countries to move between their local currency and digital currency.
  • They have facilitated over $40B in digital currency trading volume

Global Business Development at Coinbase

Sam Rosenblum is Director of Global Business Development at Coinbase, where he leads initiatives in international expansion, corporate development, and strategic partnerships.

Global strategy group at Visa

  • Prior to joining Coinbase, Sam worked in the global strategy group at Visa
  • He was a hedge fund strategy analyst at Lake Partners, and was an M&A specialist at the U.S Department of Justice.

Coinbase: The heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

Coinbase has been at the center of the speculative frenzy driving up the value of Bitcoin.

While there are many Bitcoin exchanges around the world, Coinbase has been the dominant place that ordinary Americans go to buy and sell virtual currency. No company had made it simpler to sign up, link a bank account or debit card, and begin buying Bitcoin.

BIOGRAPHY

Sam Rosenblum is Director of Global Business Development at Coinbase, a digital currency platform and exchange for consumers and institutions.

 

Coinbase provides easy, secure access to digital currency for over 10 million users across 30 countries and is the world’s largest institutional holder of digital currency, securing more than $5B in customer assets. In his time at Coinbase, Sam has lead initiatives in international expansion, corporate development, and strategic partnerships.

 

Prior to joining Coinbase, Sam worked in the Global Strategy Group at Visa, where he focused on strategic initiatives for Visa’s core networking processing business. Prior to that, he was a hedge fund strategy analyst at Lake Partners and an M&A specialist at the U.S Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

 

Sam attended the Honors College at University of California, Los Angeles, where we studied Interpersonal Communication and International Relations.