Watch / Shouldn’t we rethink debt? What DeFi can learn from susu’s and immigrant lending clubs
Speaker: James Beck
Type: Lightning Talk
Event: Devcon 5
Date: Oct 2019
James Beck is the Director of Content and Communications at ConsenSys, where he has spent the last 5 years telling the story of Ethereum to journalists and individuals around the world. Prior to ConsenSys, James worked in public affairs and led US politicians and journalists on delegations to China to improve understanding between the two countries. James is an enthusiastic member of the queer underground NYC dance scene, and also is a volunteer street tree steward in NYC.
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