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DC Blockchain Summit @ Georgetown University - What You Need to Know

DC Blockchain Summit @ Georgetown University

DC Blockchain Summit @ Georgetown University - What You Need to Know

There are two or three Bitcoin-related meetings that should be attended each year and this is one of them. The Chamber of Digital Commerce will hold their inaugural DC Blockchain Summit at Washington’s Georgetown University on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. The timing couldn’t be better as the world has been abuzz over what Bitcoin’s blockchain technology means to business in every industry, much less the innovative digital currency itself. Any reasonable person can see that this now highly sought after technology increases Bitcoin’s credibility and many are of the belief that it can change the world when it comes to documentation in any form. How this applies broadly will be a key aspect of next month’s conference.

Speakers who are scheduled to attend and speak represent some of the largest and most innovative tech companies in the world. John Beccia from Circle), Ethereum’s founder Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum), Jeff Garzik of Bloq and BIP 100/102, Marley Gray (Microsoft), Brian Kelly (CNBC), C. Alden Pelker (FBI), Matthew Roszak (Tally Capital), and Jason Weinstein (Steptoe & Johnson, Blockchain Alliance) are just some of the leading names.

"We are bringing together key thought leaders from industry, technology and government in order to create a unique and focused dialogue on blockchain public policy and industry standards," said Perianne Boring, president and founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Blockchain technology is re- imagining the way we transfer, store, and secure assets, including currencies, commodities, property, and identity."

Don Tapscott will be the keynote speaker. The author of the book, “Blockchain Revolution”, Tapscott is an expert in the social implications of blockchain technology. His address will explain how blockchain technology enables secure and direct communication of value and money without a trusted intermediary to authenticate and settle transactions.

Arizona Congress man David Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, will also be in attendance and address the conference. This also underscores the value and importance of this summit at Georgetown University.

IBM’s Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, will also be a keynote speaker at the event. Krishna helps guide IBM Research's overall technical strategy, oversees a global organization of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists located at 12 labs on six continents. Krishna also oversees IBM's Blockchain initiatives, which includes the recent proposal of nearly 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project. IBM Blockchain code is designed to help developers easily build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange most anything of value. IBM recently announced new cloud-based blockchain services for developers in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London.

Blythe Masters of Digital Asset Holdings will be the third keynote speaker. Masters has just secured alliances with Accenture, PwC, and Broadridge to offer their blockchain technology to their consulting clients. According to Masters, Blockchain technology helps overall efficiency.

"Instead of building countless duplicative records, one master prime record can eliminate the need for reconciliation, which is a very costly process for financial institutions while improving compliance, security, and privacy."

Where: Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business Lohrfink Auditorium - 37th and O St., N.W. - Washington, DC 2000
When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Check-in @ 8AM. Program begins @ 9AM

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