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Business of Blockchain presented by MIT Technology Review

  • MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

About the Event

We’ve seen how powerful blockchain technology can be, but how disruptive can it really become? Fundamental technological and market-related challenges still stand in the way of potentially world-changing applications. Now that the mania of 2017 and early 2018 has worn off, which projects and ideas have staying power?

The race is on to define the new blockchain era. MIT Technology Review in collaboration with MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative invite you to a one-day conference examining the technology, ethics, and impact of blockchains.

Meet pioneers in this emerging field
Learn about the technology to gain business advantage
Separate fact from hype, and what’s imminent from what’s far off

Our 2019 program will explore:

  • The strengths and weaknesses of the underlying technology

  • Lessons learned from early blockchain projects, and how the most promising new initiatives are attempting to transform key global industries

  • How legal and regulatory environments around the world are adapting to the arrival of cryptocurrencies

  • The potential for blockchain to address pressing social challenges, from expanding access to financial services to tracking war crimes