Date: Sep 08, 2018Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Beyond at The Spur, Southampton, NY

Sat, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM The Spur
General PublicMedia & Tech


What is blockchain? How does it relate to Bitcoin? Why is it transformative? We will examine blockchain’s effect on the architecture of the internet, financial systems, and the global economy, potentially similar to the way the internet transformed communication. Email may have been the first widespread adoption of the internet. But early internet protocols laid the groundwork for more imaginative applications like Uber, AirBnb, and Facebook. We will learn about applications being built on blockchain protocols, and how this goes way beyond crypto currencies. Whether you’re a blockchain convert and take it to be groundbreaking , or a skeptic and consider Bitcoin a farce, come join us at the Spur to talk revolutionary tech.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Stephen Birdsong

Chief Technology Officer and Product Design Manager for Luster Inc.

Stephen is the Chief Technology Officer and Product Design Manager for Luster Inc. Luster has developed a blockchain platform that will enable the production of enterprise grade, asset backed, tokenized financial products with simple and linear growth characteristics, delivered through modern and efficient marketing and sales networks to digital and traditional investor markets. Stephen sets the strategic technology vision and roadmap at Luster, overseeing the engineering organization and culture, and manages the relationships with technology partners.

Stephen was formerly the Global Product Manager at Rohde & Schwarz, who built transformative hardware and software products leading the film industry’s migration from celluloid to digital. These products made it possible to digitally distribute Hollywood films to cinemas, the first being Avatar. NETFLIX relied on these products to rapidly scale globally.

Stephen also manages a fund at Baroda Ventures, which is focused on blockchain and decentralized applications. He is active in the blockchain community, speaking at events, and working as an advisor to multiple blockchain startups.

Date Time

Date: Sep 08, 2018Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM


The Spur280 Elm Street
Southampton, NY 11968
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  • 20 / Non-Members
  • 10 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)



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Bruce Bockmann '67, Chloe Anderson '08

The Spur

280 Elm Street, Southampton, NY, 11968