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PNW Blockchain Presents: Blockchain Utopia vs. Blockchain Dystopia

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“If you buidl it, they will come.”
       – Satoshi Nakamoto, probably

People are excited about buidling in the depths of Crypto Winter, but will all of this work bring us closer to the decentralized utopia of our dreams or will we end up with something a little more “1984?”

Listen as Joseph Williams and Tamara Rogers go head-to-head in a semi-formal debate about the ethics of buidling in blockchain!

Debate Format
Resolved, that the development of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will produce a decentralized utopia. Affirmative (Utopia) speaks first.

7 min. Opening Arguments
7 min. Rebuttals
4 min. Crowd Rebuttals
Audience decides the winner!

6:00pm – Doors Open
6:30pm – Debate
8:00pm – DJ & Networking


  • Tamara Rogers is a blockchain venture capital lawyer and General Counsel at Pithia, Inc. LinkedIn

  • Joseph Williams is Governor Inslee’s ICT Industry Sector Lead and the State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director LinkedIn

PNW Blockchain is starting its second Meetup Series! In addition to our monthly Beer and Blockchain: Hands-On event, we’re going to be hosting debates and presentations on topics associated with blockchain and the development of distributed ledger technologies.

To learn more about this and all of the blockchain-related events happening in the greater Seattle area, please visit https://www.pnwblockchain.com/.


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645 Northwest 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98107 United States


Seth Goldfarb