The Ledger: Fin-Tech at Montauk, Binance Robbery Update, Go Away Fake SatoshiFortune #Brainstorm_FinanceMay 15, 2019
It was almost two years ago when the three of us—Jeff, Jen, and Robert—first created The Ledger as a new forum for finance and technology.
And so Brainstorm Finance was born.
While the two-day event will take place at the tip of Long Island in the seaside town of Montauk, its genesis was high in the mountains of Aspen, Colo.
There, during the 2018 edition of Fortune’s flagship Brainstorm Tech event, a group of leading thinkers from the worlds of banking, tech and crypto shared what they saw as the most important and interesting topics at hand, including the rise of “challenger banks” and opportunities in Asia.
Highlights will include an intimate talk with Brian Moynihan , CEO of Bank of America , and a lively square-off between the chief financial officers of the world’s two biggest cryptocurrency companies , Coinbase and Binance .
We will hear from big-time bankers , including Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup , and Thasunda Duckett, CEO of JPMorgan Chase’s consumer bank, alongside upstarts such as Chime, Plaid, Brex and SoFi, who are claiming slices of the industry for themselves.
All of this will be infused with the same ingredients that have made Brainstorm Tech such a success year after year: a select group of invitees, a convivial atmosphere and a premium on ideas and smart activities.
So come join us on June 19 and 20 in Montauk.
The first figure is the number of Bitcoins (currently worth ~$55 million) he stole from the exchange and the second is the number of wallets to which he transferred them.
I, personally, am highly doubtful of many of Wright’s claims.