The 3rd Blockchain Connect Conference is Aiming to Add More Academic Value to the Blockchain Space

Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019

Blockchain Connect Conference, a futuristic blockchain-technology based conference, research destination, and collaborative event hosted by SV Insight will officially take place on January 11, 2019, at Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California.

Emphasizing on “academic and technological revolution,” this conference will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public blockchain projects with the most advanced technology, and technical experts, to discuss the most cutting-edge blockchain academic research, problems, and solutions. By including keynote speeches and panels, covering topics from research to application, the conference will explore the next big opportunity in the blockchain industry.

Two stages will be running in parallel at the conference.

The academic stage will focus on theoretical discussions, mainly led by professors, scholars, and blockchain core developers, who will bring the most cutting-edge academic and technical sharing. The guest list includes Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum; Dawn Song, professor at UC Berkeley and CEO and co-founder of Oasis Labs; Elaine Shi, associate professor at Cornell University and co-founder of IC3 and Thunder Token; Ronghui Gu, professor at Columbia University and co-founder of CertiK; Kevin Sekniqi, chief protocol architect of Ava Labs and PhD at Cornell University; and Bharath Ramsundar, co-founder and CTO of Computable Labs, just to name a few.

The other stage will focus on industrial applications, mainly led by the heads of the enterprise blockchain research, investors, and entrepreneurs, who will bring the analysis of the current scientific research and venture capital. Guest speakers include Mic Bowman, principal engineer at Intel Labs; Aaron Cai, head of Tencent Blockchain; Justin Herzig, global blockchain research lead at Accenture; Ashley Lannquist, project lead for Blockchain, World Economic Forum; Jeremy Gardner, co-founder of Augur; and other blockchain project heads and research leaders.

“The short-term wealth-making effect brought by cryptocurrencies does have a huge influence, but it is only a splash in the development of blockchain technology. In the face of the bear market, the academic circle of blockchain is actually on the rise,” said Peter Qin, COO of SV Insight. “We want to add more academic value to the blockchain space.”

In addition, the conference also calls for academic papers in the field of blockchain to the majority of researchers. The authors of excellent papers will have the opportunity to participate in the exclusive closed-door seminar with the professors and scholars.

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