March 28, 2024

The Next Billion on Blockchain: Shaping the Future of Regulation, DeFi, Institutional Adoption, and Creator Economy

NEW YORK, March 11, 2024 – Cornell Blockchain Club is thrilled to announce its fourth annual blockchain conference focused on building for the next billion users in the blockchain space. Building on the momentum of our previous gatherings that drew over 1,300 attendees, this year’s conference, scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2024, promises to be our most impactful yet. This year’s conference sets the stage for critical conversations on blockchain innovations and their potential to foster an inclusive future in Web 3, in the context of significant industry milestones, including the launch of Bitcoin ETFs, Bitcoin’s halving in April, and the surge towards a new bull market.

Alongside highly anticipated keynotes by Emin Gün Sirer, Founder of Ava Labs, and Nikil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy, the conference brings together a lineup of esteemed speakers from regulations, institutional adoption, DeFi,  decentralized social media and creator economy, and Zero Knowledge. This power assembly of minds and discussions is designed to illuminate the pathways for building the new era of blockchain inclusivity, ensuring that the next billion users can benefit from the immense potential of decentralized technologies.

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The Cornell Blockchain Conference serves as a vital hub for meaningful interactions among blockchain aficionados, encompassing a broad spectrum from academics and startup entrepreneurs to leaders of institutional establishments. It provides an unparalleled platform for networking, engaging in profound dialogues, and uncovering opportunities for collaboration.

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About Cornell Blockchain

Founded in 2017, Cornell Blockchain is a student organization at Cornell University with a presence in both Ithaca and New York City with over 100+ members. The organization focuses on blockchain education, hands-on projects, and events. Cornell University is a leader in the blockchain community, from alumni founders of organizations such as Avalanche, Ribbon Finance, Tezos, and Cosmos Tendermint to the development of IC3, the leading academic consortium in the field. In 2022, Cornell was ranked the #2 university to study blockchain in the United States by CoinDesk and #5 in the world. 

Spreading blockchain education is critical. In the past, we have joined forces with NYC Mayor Eric Adams, New York Schools, Social Justice Fund, and the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation to bring blockchain education to BIPOC Brooklyn public high school students. The club also teaches two courses on the Ithaca campus: CS-1998: Introduction to Blockchain and CS-4998: Blockchain Development. In four semesters, we have taught 200+ Cornellians and look forward to teaching many more. 

Our four subteams have worked on numerous projects ranging from our Quant Team implementing a back tester for future trading strategies, our Research Team writing a research paper on dark pools, our Accelerator Team incubating three blockchain projects for this semester, and our Consulting Team working with Web 3.0 companies on go-to-market strategies and much, much more! 

Additionally, we strive to build and foster community, so we host many events for students to learn more about the Web 3.0/Crypto space on campus. We’re grateful to have hosted Dexterity Capital, Binance, Gauntlet, Arkham Intelligence, Dune Analytics, Ava Labs, and many more companies. On our Twitter Space series, we have hosted thought leaders such as Haseeb Quershi from Dragonfly, Mike Dudas from 6th Man Ventures, and Miko Matsumura from Gumi Cryptos Capital. 

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