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Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019

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Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019 will be the third blockchain connect conference hosted by SV Insight. The theme of this conference is “Academic”.

This conference will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public chain 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.


Date and time:
Jan. 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM | General Admission
Jan. 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | VIP Reception

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Some of the confirmed speakers (more to be added) -

· Vitalik Buterin, Creator of Ethereum
· Dawn Song, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-founder of Oasis Labs
· Mic Bowman, Principal Engineer at Intel Labs, Research Lead in the Distributed Ledger Research Group
· Elaine Shi, Associate Professor at Cornell University, Co-founder of IC3 and Thunder Token
· David Tennenhouse, Chief Research Officer, VMware
· Lake Dai, Entrepreneur, Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
· Kevin Sekniqi, Chief Protocol Architect of Ava Labs, PhD at Cornell University
· Ronghui Gu, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Co-founder of CertiK
· Aniket Kate, Assistant Professor at Purdue
· Bharath Ramsundar, Co-founder and CTO of Computable Labs
· Huining Cao, Professor at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, CEO & Founder of Usechain
· Michael Egorov, Co-founder & CTO of Nucypher
· Adam Goldberg, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
· Jeremy Gardner, Co-Founder of Augur, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Ausum Venture
· Justin Herzig, Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
· Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead for Blockchain, World Economic Forum

For full list of speakers, please see