George McDonaugh discovered Bitcoin in early 2011 and immediately quit his 8 year career in advertising to follow the technology wherever it led. Consumed by the potential of Bitcoin, he became active in the emerging decentralised economy and started investing in the space. He co-founded one of London’s largest Blockchain meetups and joined KR1 as CEO in 2016.
Also joining the Fireside Chat, Bayside Comprehensive School Head of Physics Stewart Harrison has been a teacher for nine years. He started training students as part of a programme in the school for CyberCenturion in 2014. It began with seven students from Bayside, and currently involves over 30 students from both comprehensive schools, between the ages of 13 - 18. During these four years, Bayside reached the finals in 2015, won the competition in 2016 and this year 2018 three teams competed.The local all girls team, a group of Westside students made CyberCenturion history as they were crowned the UK’s top all-girls team. They were recognised by the UK Cabinet Office, which commended the team on twitter and marked their achievement on International Women’s Day.
Since the program began, it has been running two-hour sessions per week, after school hours. The program has been extremely beneficial to students who are on the autistic spectrum but struggle academically within the current Education model.
KR1 was the first token investment company in the world and supports innovative token based projects within the blockchain space. Kr1 is also a publicly listed company quoted on London’s NEX exchange. KR1 is Europe's leading digital asset investment company supporting early stage decentralised and open source blockchain projects. Founded in 2016, KR1 has been a notable first investor in many key projects that will power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure.
George will delve into the definitions of the different technologies and what they are used for. Stewart is an advocate for diversity and tech for the younger generation, it will be a privilege to have them on our stage to tell us more.
**FREE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS**
Join our Fireside Chat Wednesday 30th August at World Trade Centre Gibraltar.
6:00 pm Arrival, Welcome Drink & Networking
6:30 pm Fireside Chat
7:15 pm Drinks, Canapes & More Networking