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FundCru is Sponsor of Blockchain Expo November 29 & 30 in Santa Clara, CA

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FundCru is Sponsor of Blockchain Expo November 29 & 30 in Santa Clara, CA

FundCru Founder / CEO Duc Pham is Featured Speaker on Day 2

“Blockchain for Good”


28 November 2017 – Santa Clara CA: Duc Pham, founder of FundCru ( is on a mission.  Call him a “Blockchain Superhero.” For in that guise, he is out to promote “Blockchain for Good.” This week, Pham and FundCru will be center stage at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 29 & 30 for the international Blockchain Expo. The FundCru booth is # 73 at the conference. Please follow the hashtag #blockchain4good

FundCru’s network of fundraisers and merchants enables supporters to help their favorite causes and themselves,” said Duc Pham, Founder & CEO of FundCru Selling goods and services on FundCru lowers costs on customer acquisition, while supporting fundraising campaigns improves customer loyalty.

Founded in 2015, FundCru is a blockchain-powered fundraising platform that funds causes through e-commerce transactions and direct donations. FundCru distinguishes itself from other fundraising platforms by supporting both cryptocurrency and fiat money on all transactions, providing fundraisers with a large percentage (typically 25%) of gross sales from eCommerce transactions, and forgoing platform fees for donations. FundCru aims to use its business model and blockchain technology to provide fundraisers with a wealth of additional revenue sources, merchants with significantly improved outreach and marketing, and supporters with more ways to help their causes and themselves.

“Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to use the ‘blockchain for good’,” continued Pham. At FundCru, our job is to take the pain out of blockchain – for good causes.

Pham has been an entrepreneur and thought leader in the crypto and cybersecurity space for 15+ years. He was the founder and CTO of Vormetric, a leading enterprise data encryption and cybersecurity, integrating encryption, access control, audit, and host integrity protection to provide a secure computing environment for high-profile clients in the financial services, banking sectors, healthcare, and the US federal government. Pham also led and won major OEM agreements with IBM (Database Encryption Expert) and Symantec (Media Server Encryption Option). Vormetric was acquired by Thales for $400 million in 2015. Prior to Vormetric, Pham was the founder and CEO of Linux4 Networks, a leader in SSL encryption acceleration technology, which was later acquired by Avaya.

Pham was the inventor of the Vormetric encryption technology, has 9 patents granted and 16 other patents pending in the fields of parallel processing, encryption, secure messaging, mobile computing, and loyalty systems.

Pham will speak as part of a panel discussion with other industry leaders on Thursday, November 30 and as a featured keynote speaker later that afternoon. Details follow:

Panel Discussion: Blockchain for Public Services & Social Good

Featuring, Duc Pham, CEO of FundCru

Thursday, November 30: 2pm

Government’s role in supporting and influencing the development of blockchain technologies and its potential uses (e.g. voting, government-sponsored clean energy transactions & authenticating claims for tax incentives) is the focus of this panel discussion. How can blockchain be used for non-government bodies and charities? Our panelists take a look at the opportunities distributed ledger technology and smart contracts bring to increase efficiency in both government and charities.

How is blockchain being used to tackle social problems?

Moderator: Johnny Nobles, Blockchain Specialist, Government Blockchain Association

Duc Pham, CEO, FundCru

Natalia Karayaneva, CEO and Founder, Propy Inc.

Fraser Brown, Founder and Chairman, ACT Foundation

Jeremy Gardner, Entrepreneur in Residence, Blockchain Capital LLC

Joseph Williams, Governor Inslee’s ICT Industry Sector Lead & State of Washington ICT Economic Development Director, State of Washington

Duc Pham, CEO FundCru

In discussion with Greg Sherwood

Taking the Pain out of Blockchain

Thursday, November 30: 2:40pm

Blockchain is the fastest growing technology today and will be for years to come. More and more applications are moving toward adopting this new technology. However, there are lots of complex issues in moving from a centralized to decentralized world, so there are growing pains to adopt the new technology and make it work with existing infrastructure as well as applications.

Pham will speak about how to mitigate the pain while still maintaining transparency so that blockchain can be trained to adapt to existing as well as new applications.