Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Cofounder & CEO, RSK Labs

Having already helped lead the worldwide internet-communications revolution, Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar now works full-time to get crypto and blockchain technology going all over Latin America. As president and co-founder of Bitcoin Latam, he produces the region’s first and longest-running bitcoin conference, and has helped form bitcoin communities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Nicaragua, Perú, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Companies he co-founded and operates to help bring decentralized finance to Latin America’s 250 million unbanked people include Rootstock, the first open-source peer-to-peer smart-contract payment network with a two-way peg to Bitcoin; and Koibanx, a smart-contract blockchain company that among other things gives small investors access to investment opportunities formerly available only to big investors. Zaldívar is co-founder of Clarín Digital (Argentina’s leading news website), Patagon.com (sold for 750M), Internet Argentina (first ADSL ISP in Argentina), Edunexo (SaaS education), Restocoins (bitcoin payment for restaurants), and others.

The Future of Smart Contracts

Channel One

What are smart contracts and why are they important? Where are Ethereum’s strengths and weaknesses? What are alternative smart contract platforms and how do they differ?