Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Please note: This event will be held on the 5th Floor of 48 Wall Street. MoAF staff will be on hand to direct attendees.
Nick Gogerty, co-founder and CTO of Healthcoin and co-founder of SolarCoin, will explore how Bitcoin can be valued as a currency using a Network Theory of Currency Value. Examples of this theory are now being applied to improving global health and renewable energy. Healthcoin and SolarCoin cases will be presented.
Nick has worked with one of the world's largest hedge funds and been an associate portfolio manager for a small cap value fund in New York City, where he outperformed the S&P 500 by over 5,000 Bps during the financial crisis of 2007-09.
As an entrepreneur, he founded Inclue! social media software in San Diego CA, winning second place in the Southern California Venture Capital competition. As Chief Analyst for Starlab Deep Future Science Research institute in Brussels, Belgium, he oversaw the IP committee and worked on commercializing fundamental research projects. As founder of International Monitoring, a technology consulting firm, he was chosen as one of seven global specialists to deliver expert testimony to the US Senate about the unique international risks associated with Y2K, the $200 billion technology problem.
As an undergraduate, Nick co-founded of ISYS Technologies and researched genetic algorithms and neural networks for bond trading after starting to trade yen futures in high school. Although none of the quant methods he researched proved highly effective, later in life he got down to the basics and first principles of studying value creation at FertileMind Capital.
Nick holds a BA in cultural anthropology with a special focus on economic sustainable development in Niger, West Africa and a minor in Art History from the University of Iowa. He received an MBA from the Ecole National de Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, where his thesis was on quantitative methods used by hedge funds. His interests include sustainable economic development, poverty reduction, renewable energy and solving large complex problems.