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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to welcome Members 1st Federal Credit Union as a sponsor of its free Shred the System:  Driving the Crypto and Blockchain Revolution virtual conferences.

Members 1st serves nearly half a million members through its network of almost 60 branch locations throughout Central Pennsylvania, as well as its robust digital banking and call center channels.

“We are grateful to Members 1st for the support of this conference. This allows us to offer the event at no charge for attendees and helps further position the region as a knowledge center for blockchain and cryptocurrency topics,” says Dr. Eric Darr, Harrisburg University president. 

“As a member-owned institution, it is our responsibility to be at the forefront of technology,” says Members 1st Chief Experience Officer Mike Wilson. “Our reliable and innovative partners allow us to continue keeping our members’ safety and security top of mind. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with partners like Harrisburg University.”

Shred the System is a no-charge monthly virtual series on cryptocurrency, blockchain and bitcoin topics.  Registration is now open for the no-cost Shred the System April 20th and May 18th virtual conferences

The virtual series is an opportunity to hear panels of experts from around the globe as they address topics such as Cryptocurrency: Innovation, Opportunities, Risks & Smart Contracts in the Digital Age, How to Value Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets, and Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency.

Panelists and moderators for the April 20th session include Fred Brandon, CEO & Founder, Brand New Technologies; Jon Ungerland, CIO Information & Innovation, DaLand LLC; Will Coleman, Company Director of Technology Services, Cohen & Company; Christopher Mitchell, Founder and Investment Advisor, Keala Advisors; Andre De Castro, CEO and Founder at Blockchain of Things; Farooq Anjum, Associate Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Nicholas Frett, Chief Technology Officer, Tellor; Frank Borger Gilligan, Securities, Corporate and M&A Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC.

Other sponsors of the series include the Blockchain Association, the Blockchain Coalition, and Diamante Blockchain.

Future panel discussions and dates are in the planning stages. For information on becoming a speaker, submitting panel ideas, or sponsorship, please email


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