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A Profile on Amy Wan, who was a speaker at "The Latest on Crypto: By the Crowd for the Crowd"
The emergence of cryptocurrency has been gaining traction in recent years, and seizing this new opportunity is a whole new team of game changers. Amy Wan is one of them.
Amy Wan served on a panel called "Advanced Crypto" during a recent conference called "THE LATEST on Crypto."
This all-day conference was co-sponsored by TheLatest.com and Expert DOJO.
“Advanced Crypto” centered on crypto mining, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) accounting and legal issues.
Holding a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Southern California, as well as a J.D. from the same school and an L.L.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science,
Wan, who holds a B.S. in biological sciences, a J.D. and a masters in international law, started her career with the U.S. Commerce department. From there she made her way into the private sector, first working for the real estate platform Patch of Land in 2014.
She eventually went out on her own and started her own company, Sagewise, which specializes in dispute resolution infrastructure for smart contracts.
She says Sagewise provides “a safety net for smart contracts."
“I started getting a ton of calls, early last year with people being like “I wanna do an ICO, do you want to be my attorney?” I did not want to be their attorney," she said, "but I looked at the space and saw that there was a big need. You know," she continued, "a billion dollars was lost in 2017 from smart contracts.”
While cryptocurrencies have taken a hit in recent months, Wan remains optimistic about digital currencies and their expanding influence.
"I'm very excited about all the different applications for blockchain, I think it’ll really change the way a lot of industries do business," she said. "Right now in the crypto-nativist or crypto-anarchist community, there’s already traction, it just hasn't really translated into the real world."
Wan said she thinks it will take about two years before small businesses, larger enterprises and mainstream users start really adopting crypto.