Beyond Bitcoin: What is Web3, Anyways? [S3E21]

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Beyond Bitcoin: What is Web3, Anyways? [S3E21]

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In this episode, Foundry Fellow, Dyllan Brown-Bramble sits down with Gabrielle Hibbert and Hillary Brill. They discuss the work of the Decentralized Future Council, the future of Web3 law and policy, and why early-career professionals should get up to speed on it.

Gabrielle Hibbert is the security and privacy fellow for the Decentralized Future Council. Gabrielle started her career in public policy after working across both Capitol Hill and various non-profit and consultant agencies across the DMV. In 2018, she began researching blockchain and programming smart contracts after learning about decentralized ledger technologies (DLT).

In 2020, she co-lead the College of William & Mary’s Blockchain Lab, under the direction of the primary investigator and co-founder, Troy Wiipongwii. She is currently the Government and Policy Officer at Least Authority, a security consulting firm based in Berlin, Germany. She earned her M.A. in management and policy at Brandeis University. Her B.A. is in international relations from the College of William & Mary.

For more than 25 years, HTB Strategies Founder Hillary Brill has been innovating and teaching in all aspects of policy. Further, as communications and technology counsel with Covington & Burlington, Brill drafted one of the first primers on Internet Policy. Pursuing her desire to be closer to policymaking, Brill left legal practice to work with technology leader Congressman Rick Boucher.

For the past seven years, she’s shared her unique perspective and policymaking experience with the next generation of technology leaders. She’s also a Professor at Georgetown law, her alma mater, where she developed a curriculum about practicing policy at the intersection of technology and legislation.  Brill is also a Practitioner-in-Residence at American University Washington College of Law focusing on technology and intellectual property issues.

Also coming up: The Foundry and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Privacy, Policy & Law Affiliate are pleased to present CYBER CON. Join us for this virtual cyber convention in celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! CYBER CON will be on Friday, October 28 starting at 11AM ET and run until 2:30PM ET. Register here!

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