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Blockchain Resource Portal

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Blockchain at Virginia Tech is committed to providing businesses and mid-career professionals with resources to learn more about blockchain and its applications. The Blockchain Resource Portal aggregrates information about blockchain that can help interested individuals and companies learn more about this emerging technology. Those seeking a deeper dive into blockchain should review the video content from the Blocksburg Summit 2019. These videos include talks and panels from blockchain thought leaders like CTO of Dan Larimer, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, and Accenture's John Squeo.

Introduction to Blockchain:

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System - Satoshi Nakamoto 

Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty Blockchain - Wired

The Truth About Blockchain - Harvard Business Review  

The Trust Machine - The Economist

The Blueprint for Blockchain and Social Innovation - New America Foundation


Digital Gold - Nathaniel Popper (HarperCollins, 2015)

Bubble or Revolution - Neel Mehta, Adi Agashe, and Parth Detroja (Paravane Ventures, 2020)

The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust - Kevin Werbach (MIT Press, 2020)

Food-Supply Blockchains:

IBM Hyperledger and Wal-Mart - The Linux Foundation Projects 

Steering the World Toward Traceable Seafood Supply Chains - World Wildlife Foundation (2019)

COVID-19 Pandemic and Blockchain:

Why COVID-19 Makes a Compelling Case for Wider Integration of Blockchain - World Economic Forum (2020)

How Blockchain is Revolutionizing Global Supply Chains During the Pandemic - IEEE (2020)

Non-Fungible Tokens and Cryptocurrencies:

What is a Non-Fungible Token? - FOX5 Washington, DC (with Virginia Tech's James Harder (2021)

What is Cryptocurrency and How Does it Work? - FOX5 Washington DC