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The Future of Money by Peter Hamilton (University of Miami), Impact Investing Analyst, Creative Investment Research.

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           The discussion the Government Blockchain Association hosted on March 30th was the first in a yearlong series the group is hosting on the future of money. The 90 GBA chapters around the world will be hosting similar discussions leading up to a conference at the end of 2019 where the discussions will be compiled and presented. Additionally, the GBA Working Groups that analyze a large number of Blockchain related topics will develop position papers that will be published in The Government Blockchain Association’s annual report on the Future of Money, Governance & Law. The goal of these panels and working groups is to ask, and attempt to answer, some of the questions that governments around the world must begin to address in relation to how blockchain will affect the future of money, governance & law. The first panel that was hosted at Georgetown University was an introduction to future GBA events globally. Gerald Dache, the Founder and President of GBA, moder

SEED SPOT DC VENTURE THURSDAYS by Skyler Myers, Creative Investment Intern, Clemson University

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Booz Allen Hamilton was gracious enough to host 2019’s DC Venture Thursdays sponsored by Seed Spot, an organization supporting entrepreneurs making a societal impact. Seed Spot helps by providing mentors, capital, and other resources needed to succeed. The March 21 event was the final pitch practice for the entrepreneurs participating in the program. Each was given three minutes to summarize their product or service. Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading business and technology consulting firm, was the perfect place to hold the event, with a space that resembled more of an incubator than a consulting office. There was coffee on draft, pizza, and beer available for all participants, giving the high-pressure event a more laid back feel, and the location was stuffed with virtual reality gear connected to large monitors. Nine entrepreneurs were given a shot to impress the audience, who were then able to ask biting questions to the entrepreneurs themselves on the spot. Of the nine