Crypto Underground: What is Defi and the road ahead for mass adoption

After taking 3 months to focus on finding a new leader for Crypto Underground, we are excited to announce our next event! Join us for a talk with the brilliant and fun-loving Michael Dunworth, CEO of Wyre.

Michael has been involved in the digital asset space since 2012. His first startup was an online restaurant reservation in Sydney, Australia which was brought under through a merger. On the heels of this success, Michael booked a one-way ticket to the West to build out his next company on a larger stage. He moved to San Francisco in 2013 with the goal to build something that delivers value to billions of people around the world.

Michael is currently co-founder & CEO of Wyre. Wyre is the largest infrastructure provider for FinTech applications leveraging bitcoin & crypto. The company proudly supports teams of all sizes from 2 people at a hackathon to banks & large enterprises like Microsoft & PayPal. Wyre is backed by Pantera, Draper Associates, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, along with leading angel investors in the ecosystem. Michael has worked closely with the leading exchanges and financial institutions around the world to help educate and create a path to utilizing blockchain technology to its fullest potential. He also serves as a mentor to new teams in the space, via BoostVC, a leading incubator for teams in crypto.

This talk will be moderated by Tegan Kline. Tegan heads up International Business Development and Investor Relations for Orchid, working to open up the internet to all. She is working to redistribute resources and income using blockchain and AI with Nature 2.0. She is also a Co-Founder of Blockchain Code of Ethics, Head of the U.S. for Triangles (a group that supports female founders), and an Ambassador to Buckminster Fuller Institute, helping to make the world work for 100% of us. Tegan is also a key member of the Crypto Underground team.

In addition to having an audience Q&A with Michael, all attendees will have the opportunity to make a 30-second announcement about a blockchain-related project they’re working on. You can pitch your upcoming ICO, ask for help, or offer your expertise. Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 25th!

This event is FREE.

This event will be live streamed as usual for our global audience. The live stream is done via Facebook Live and the video can be accessed from the event Facebook page on Tuesday around 7:30 pm Pacific.

We’d like to thank our venue sponsor Galvanize for their continued support! Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology. Their community is where people and companies with the guts and smarts to create real-world change congregate and inspire each other. Across their 7 beautifully designed urban campuses, they offer a unique combination of education, workspace and networking. To learn more about Galvanize and membership, visit: or reach out to David Santana at


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