Ada Vaughan

Ada Vaughan's entrepreneurial endeavors in fintech and blockchain brought her to the Stellar Development Foundation, where she focuses on strategies to expand the use of Stellar, improving economic opportunity and financial inclusion around the world. With a background in startups and go-to-market strategy, Ada has led growth for crypto asset management tools, consumer finance apps, and B2B tech companies. She volunteers as an entrepreneurship advisor at Northwestern University, and for the business schools at Georgetown University and Cornell University. An enthusiastic remote worker, Ada splits her time between Chicago and Seville, Spain. She earned her international MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, holds a Women in Leadership certification from Cornell University, and speaks Spanish, French, and Crypto.
Wednesday, October 12
2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

Interoperability = Cross-Chain

In order to avoid the pitfalls of the siloed financial system we have today, we must build toward an interoperable, cross-chain ecosystem. But to make this a reality there are decisions to be made that impact speed, user experience, and security. What are the considerations on the path to building a cross-chain world?

Tuesday, October 11
2:15 pm - 2:55 pm

Outsider or Insider: Is crypto now part of the financial system?

VCs are putting billions into crypto, banks are hiring blockchain talent, and governments are writing legislation and building sandboxes to explore digital assets. Is crypto still an outsider, or is it an undeniable part of the financial system at this point? Join experts from across the industry to discuss and debate.