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The Department of Computer Science is launching an exciting new initiative in blockchain research and education.  Thanks to a signature gift from our partners at Block.one, we have announced new faculty searches, are rolling out new courses, and are offering seed grants to faculty to spawn research and innovation around blockchain technology.

Registration is now open for the Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge.  Registration will close at 11:59 PM on Feb. 25.

*To participate in the Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge you MUST first register as an INDIVIDUAL

Spring 2019 Important Event Dates

26 JAN Spring 2019 CS@VT Blockchain Boot Camp

** Attendance at Boot Camp is limited.
** Attendance at Boot Camp is NOT required to participate in Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge.
26 JAN Spring 2019 Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Begins

** You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins.
18 FEB
7:00 PM EST
Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Official Phase I Meetup Q&A (Location: TBD)
25 FEB
11:59 PM EST
Phase I Submissions Due
1 MAR Phase I Feedback provided and Prizes awarded
15 APR
7:00 PM EST
Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Official Phase II Meetup Q&A (Location: TBD)
24 APR
11:59 PM EST
Phase II Submissions Due
2 MAY Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Finalists Notified
7 MAY
TBD
MANDATORY Finalist Presentation Workshop (Location: TBD)
9 MAY
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Finalist Presentations (Haymarket Theatre)

** Judges meet privately following presentations and reconvene at 5:00 PM.
9 MAY
5:00 PM
Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Award Ceremony (Haymarket Theatre)