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Blocksburg Summit 2019

For nearly 150 years, Virginia Tech has served as a connection hub of diverse-minded thinkers, leaders, technologists and inventors. In keeping with this tradition, Blocksburg Summit 2019 brought blockchain thought leaders from around the world to the Virginia Tech Campus to engage in conversations at the intersection of technology, research, regulation, policy, and economics in commercial enterprises, government, and education.

This event, part of the Virginia Tech Blockchain Initiative led by Computer Science, was designed to catalyze commonwealth, federal, and private collaboration on blockchain technologies in service to the international community. See the videos from our 2019 program below.

State of Blockchain
Message from Senator Mark Warner

Fireside Chat featuring Brendan Blumer, CEO,
Interviewed by Brian Sullivan, CNBC News Anchor

Fireside Chat featuring SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
Interviewed by Brian Sullivan, CNBC News Anchor

Featured Speaker, John Squeo
Principal Director and Blockchain Lead for Health and Life Sciences North America, Accenture

Regulation and Policy Panel

Plenary Enterprise Presentations

Enterprise Panel

Student Team Presentations
JW and the Blockchain Bois

Innovation Panel I

Innovation Panel II

Featured Speaker, Dan Larimer