David Bailey


As Chief Executive Officer of BTC Media LLC, David Bailey is an industry leader in the digital currency and blockchain space. After founding yBitcoin, the world’s leading publication about digital currency, David launched BTC Media, a corporate group including Bitcoin Magazine (bitcoinmagazine.com), the world’s first information outlet and news desk dedicated to digital currency, and Distributed (goDistributed.com), a leading source for banking and corporate information on distributed ledger technology.

BTC Media is now the world’s preeminent digital currency media group, reaching millions of readers worldwide and representing over 150 fintech advertisers ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies.

David’s previous entrepreneurial ventures include two long-only equity funds and Forza Financial, a microfinance nonprofit he cofounded at the University of Alabama. He’s also served advisory board roles at Lend for America, Blockchain Education Network, the Bitcoin Foundation, publicly traded company BitcoinShop (BTCS) and the University of Alabama’s Community Affairs Board of Advisors. He is “entrepreneur in residence” at 402 Digital Partners, the leading digital currency investment fund in the southeastern United States, where he advises on digital currency, emerging trends and investment opportunities.

David was a University Fellow at the University of Alabama where he earned degrees in finance, economics and Mandarin Chinese. Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, David now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, where BTC Media makes its headquarters.



Presentation Details

Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies Panel

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies have the potential to enable new, innovative solutions to some of the industry-level problems in healthcare.  Blockchain is commonly known as the technology behind the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.  The value of the Blockchain is in its open, decentralized database that is used to record and share transactions between entities using a secure, distributed network of computers.  This shared, immutable registry of events are linked in chronological order, creating a new foundation for smart contracts and business logic.  Advocates believe that the ledger and its ability to enforce complex rules holds the potential to break through current healthcare challenges such as interoperability, identity, shared medical records, and friction in the supply chain. In this presentation, the panel will describe the fundamentals of blockchain technology and discuss how its application in healthcare can lead to better decision-making, lower costs and higher quality care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Understand how entrepreneurs and innovators are beginning to use this technology in healthcare.
  • Understand why your business may need to evaluate Blockchain technology and consider its potential impact.