Julie Maupin, the Director of Social Impact and Regulatory Affairs at the IOTA Foundation will be representing the organisation at a blockchain conference in Hamburg, Germany later this month.
Maupin is a big advocate for decentralised technology such as blockchain, which she believes can and should be applied to fields such as finance, social networking and governance. It is apt that she is working at IOTA, which aims to create a decentralised global network connecting machines and humans in the “Internet of Everything”. She is even eager to see how this technology can be combined with the growing field of Artificial Intelligence. As part of the IOTA, she has been advising the firm on the governance set-up of the foundation.
IOTA is rare in the sense that it is a cryptocurrency which does not run on a blockchain, operating instead on a platform known as ‘The Tangle’, and it has just announced plans to become decentralised.
Maupin has a special interest in the synergy of new technology and the law, and she sits on the Fintech advisory board of the Finance Ministry of Germany. She has also worked with the UN Internet Governance Forum and the G20 Digital Economy Experts Task Force. Given her experience with financial regulation in the face of technological innovation, she will be able to provide insight into how IOTA, and other cryptocurrencies, can operate in a regulated space, a question that governments are asking globally.
Supporters of IOTA are happy that Maupin will be speaking at the conference to share her views and promote IOTA’s vision and currency, the MIOTA.
The conference is occurring on the 16th and 17th of August in Hamburg, and has speakers from Ripple, IBM, ConsenSys and even the World Economic Forum.