Episode 114: Mike Morgan and Amy Wan Discuss Overcoming Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities on the Blockchain

Episode 114: Mike Morgan and Amy Wan Discuss Overcoming Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities on the Blockchain

 
 
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Episode 114: Mike Morgan and Amy Wan Discuss Overcoming Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities on the Blockchain

This episode features interviews with 2 separate guests; Mike Morgan of McDermott Will & Emery, and Amy Wan, CEO of Sagewise.

Mike Morgan leads the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at McDermott Will & Emery, specializing in data breaches, data protection compliance counseling, and other legal issues arising from advanced technologies. With the rise of blockchain, companies are asking him questions about what blockchain can do for them, and the effect it can have on their business.

Amy Wan is the CEO of Sagewise, a dispute resolution platform and borderless, digital jurisdiction for smart contracts. She points out that smart contracts are vulnerable due to coding errors, hacks, incorrect data entry, and parties wanting to change or terminate a contract.

Show Highlights:

– Why companies are interested in finding a way to disrupt their own business model.
– Where the industry is at in terms of ICOs, regulations, and uncertainty.
– Interesting applications and use cases of blockchain.
– Why Amy Wan thinks “Smart Contracts” is a misnomer.
– Vulnerabilities in smart contracts.
– Risks of using tech that may not be fully ready.
– Importance of achieving transactional confidence for blockchain to succeed.
– How her company Sagewise works.

 

Links for resources mentioned:

https://www.mwe.com/en/team/m/morgan-michael
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmorgan-cybersecurity/

https://www.sagewise.io/
https://twitter.com/amyywan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyywan/

 

Download the full episode transcripts here and the show notes here!

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