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IBM To Keynote DC Blockchain Summit On March 3

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The Chamber of Digital Commerce has announced Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, as a keynote speaker at their DC Blockchain Summit at Georgetown University on March 3, 2016. The summit aims at providing the DC community, government, technologists, finance experts, nonprofits, and students a chance to explore opportunities and challenges surrounding blockchain technology in the nation's capital.

"Blockchain technology is re-imagining the way we transfer, store, and secure assets, including currencies, commodities, property, and identity," said Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. "We're honored to welcome IBM to the DC Blockchain Summit to share their perspective on this groundbreaking technology with Washington, DC."

IBM has been spearheading the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project and recently made around 44,000 lines of code available to the initiative in order to help developers build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange most anything of value. In addition, the company also made a range of announcements that includes blockchain-as-a-service for developers, enabling Internet of Things (IoT) data on blockchain, Garages for blockchain app design and implementation in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London and much more.

Krishna oversees the company’s Blockchain initiatives, helps guide IBM Research's overall technical strategy and oversees a global organization of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists located at 12 labs on six continents. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

Last week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce also announced that CEO of Digital Assets Holdings, Blythe Masters, will be a keynote speaker at the summit. Additional speakers include: Don Tapscott, Best Selling Author; Sean Murphy, Global Head of Blockchain, Norton Rose Fulbright; Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner, Tally Capital; Alden Pelker, FBI; Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ); Jeff Garzik, Core Developer and Co-Founder, Bloq; Adam Ludwin, CEO, Chain; and many more.

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