The Chamber of Digital Commerce on January 13th announced that the first D.C Blockchain Summit is a go, and is scheduled to take place on March 3, 2016, at Georgetown University. While the press is expected to attend, the summit will be targeted at “providing government employees, nonprofit representatives, students, and blockchain experts a chance to explore opportunities and challenges surrounding blockchain technology in the nation’s capital.”
Kicking the conference off with a keynote address will be Don Tapscott, a world leader in economics and the social impact of technology. In his keynote, Tapscott will discuss the new generation of digital interaction emerging based on blockchain technology and explain how blockchain technology “enables secure and direct communication of value and money without a central bank or other intermediary to authenticate the parties or settle each transaction.”
Tapscott will be joined by other speakers from prominent and entities throughout different sectors such as John Beccia from Circle, Vitalik Buterin from Etherum, Marley Gray from Microsoft, Brian Kelly from CNBC, C. Alden Pelker from the FBI, Matthew Roszak from Tally Capital, and Jason Weinstein representing Steptoe & Johnson, DOJ.
“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.” – Perianne Boring, President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce
Registration is now open for the D.C. Blockchain summit, with an exclusive rate offered to government employees and members of nonprofit organizations. In addition to this, the first 100 individuals to register for the event will receive a copy of Don Tapscott’s new book, The Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World.
About the Chamber of Digital Commerce:
The Digital Chamber is the Washington, D.C. based trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and currencies. The Digital Chamber provides authoritative information to policy makers on digital assets and currencies. For more information visit: www.digitalchamber.org.
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