Stanford Researchers discuss the Social Impact of Blockchain

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Over the past few years, the promise of blockchain technology has swept the social impact world, with many innovators experimenting to find use cases for this uniquely secure technology. This has resulted in hundreds of new organizations, ventures, and initiatives focused on blockchain.

To understand how blockchain can most effectively be used for social impact, our team conducted phone interviews with people in upper-level management positions (often CEOs and founders) at 110 organizations. These interviews were augmented through digital surveys. See the findings in the published paper : https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/publications/2019-blockchain-social-impact .

Edward will share findings and conclusions from these interviews, including observations about trends that we discovered among our sample of organizations, as well as specific use cases in different sectors. This part talk, the part workshop will be led by Edward Park who is a co-author of Stanford’s blockchain paper.

Agenda:
6 - 6:30 Networking + Light Appetizers
6:30 - 6:45 Introduction to the topic
6:45 - 7:30 Workshop
7:30 - 8:00 Networking

About Edward: Edward recently graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He co-founded a stealth startup, where he works as VP Partnerships. He started trading cryptocurrencies in 2013 and worked on ICO projects. In his spare time, he enjoys travel and poker.